The Rangers Jerk
It’s official. The Rangers open intersquad spring training games today with a game in Surprise vs. the Royals. Unless you are in Arizona, you will unfortunately be unable to watch the game. Still, the commencement of actual games is pretty energizing. Spring optimism is apparently not lost on the rap group Them Power Ranger$, as members Day Day, Julian, and Langston all seem to want to express their excitement through dance, including the “jerk”, “reject”, “dip”, and “pindrop”. I guess “Do The Claw” is already outdated.
If you are new to “the jerkin’ movement”, here’s a primer. People who jerk usually wear multi-colored skinny jeans, and bright colored clothing, tight pants, or novelty graphic tees. People who dance the jerk wear hightop or retro shoes, including Chuck Taylor and Nikes. Shoes may or may not be multi-colored, and I guess it’s possible that C.J. Wilson will give up breakdancing in favor of jerkin’ to appeal to a younger, West Coast audience.