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An incomplete list of baseball names you can sing to the tune of ‘Smooth Operator’

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To answer your question, no, I am not kidding.

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This is an incomplete list of baseball names you can sing to the catchy, brilliant hook of Sade’s “Smooth Operator.” Some are more naturally in-line syllabically than others, but when times are tough, you can make all of these work.

I suggest you file this away for future reference when someone inevitably chooses to quiz you on the topic.

The list:

Bob Apodaca (pictured)

Jose Canseco

Bronson Arroyo

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Bobby Abreu

Jason Giambi

Manny Ramirez

Giancarlo Stanton

Dustin Pedroia

Pedro Martinez

Yoan Moncada

Pete Alexander

Alex Rodriguez

Bob Apodaca (sing it with me now!)

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Ferguson Jenkins

Justin Verlander

Miguel Cabrera

Michael Lorenzen

Bob Apodaca

Nick Castellanos

Luis Castillo

Alex Blandino

Ivan Rodriguez

Willie McCovey

Shoeless Joe Jackson

Bret Saberhagen

Mark Grudzielanek

Bert Campaneris

Bob Apodaca