Video: Harvard baseball team's 'Call Me Maybe' dance (in a van)

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  May 8, 2012 09:01 AM

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Here's how the Harvard baseball team killed some time on the road during its Florida trip in March.

The video, shot and uploaded to YouTube by pitcher Conner Hulse, features players getting down to the Carly Rae Jepsen song "Call Me Maybe," while traveling to play Bethune-Cookman.

The players in the video (from left to right starting with the back row): Jack Colton, Jeff Reynolds, Steven Dill, Andrew Ferreira, Marcus Way, Kyle Larrow, Jon Smart, and Joey Novak.

"That song we had been crushing as a team," said Larrow, a junior third baseman and BC High graduate. "We had been listening to it in the locker room several times after every practice and we said we could do some kind of dance routine. So we figured out the up and down thing looked hilarious and we just went with it."

The video has gotten love from Good Morning America, which posted a link on its Facebook page, and a representative from ESPN's SportsCenter also asked permission to use the video, Larrow said. The video was created two days ago but picked up a lot of steam on Tuesday.

"When it first got posted on Facebook, everyone was telling us, 'You have to take that down,'" Larrow said. "Then six hours later, everyone's watching it."

Colton was indeed sleeping in the back row, Larrow confirmed. He said the players had practiced the video days before and Colton was involved, but he was so tired that the song blasting over the car speakers couldn?t wake him.

The players were hoping the video would also get the attention of Harvard's youngest player on the roster -- 5-year-old Alex Wawrzyniak, who suffers from Pilocytic Astrocytoma Low Grade Glioma, a form of cerebral tumor. He's part of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and is often found at Harvard baseball practices or games.

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