Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus’ Love-Hate Relationship Gets Music Video Treatment
You may have heard about Texas Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre’s disdain for having his head touched, and his teammates’ frequent exploitation of this quirk. It’s only natural: friends mess with the guy in the group who fiercely and comically reacts to nuisances like getting his head patted.
The abuse doesn’t end with Beltre’s dome, though — shortstop Elvis Andrus has made a habit of creeping on Beltre when fly balls descend over the left side of the infield, prompting Beltre to flash his terrifying don’t-go-NEAR-that-pop-fly glare. Whether involving dome taps or pop-up meddling, it’s clear that Andrus has a central role in Beltre’s torment. Nevertheless, they’re best friends. YouTube user gerkology was kind enough to put the friendship to music, specifically, Harry Nilsson’s “Best Friend.” Lyrics below so you can sing along.
People let me tell you ’bout my best friend,
He’s a warm hearted person who’ll love me till the end.
People let me tell you bout my best friend,
He’s a one boy cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy.
People let me tell you ’bout him he’s so much fun
Whether we’re talkin’ man to man or whether we’re talking son to son.
Cause he’s my best friend.
Yes he’s my best friend.