Jun 14, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier (21) throws a ball to a fan during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Reds 3B Todd Frazier Honors James Gandolfini (Video)


New Jersey native and Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier honored the late James Gandolfini, of the Sopranos, at a game recently. Frazier usually approaches the plate to a Frank Sinatra song, either “Come Fly With Me” or “Fly Me To The Moon.” But to honor James Gandolfini he walked up to “Woke Up This Morning” by the Alabama 3, which was used as the Soprano’s theme song.

He walks up to Sinatra as a tribute to his grandparents and his home state.

Interesting note, Todd Frazier was a member of the 1993 Toms River team that won the 1998 Little League World Series and was a stand out at Rutgers University of New Jersey. No word yet whether this was a one time tribute or how long he’ll walk up to this song.

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