The story behind the Nats’ fans’ ‘Baby Shark’ good luck charm

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As the Nationals inch closer to their first World Series appearance in franchise history, players and fans alike have latched onto one of the strangest good luck charms in the history of Major League Baseball – the Baby Shark.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, or maybe under the sea, Baby Shark is the fifth most viewed video in YouTube history.

So it’s no surprise that the Pink Fong “Song and Dance” craze has sunk its teeth into Nationals Park.

Is the cartoon the key to the Nats’ postseason success?

As a blue and white shark graced the Nats’ dugout in game 3 of the National League Championship Series, the team scored – and they went on to continue scoring en route to the 8-1 win.

Shark Mania began back in June, when Gerardo Parra stunned fans by choosing the children’s viral hit “Baby Shark” as his official walk-up song.

The selection was a tribute to his 2-year-old daughter – and a turning point in a season that had been dismal.

Now, fans can’t get enough of it, and neither can Parra’s teammates.

Many fans at Nationals Park will tell you, the Baby Shark song is their secret to postseason glory.

Watch the video below to see one young fan show everyone how to do the Baby Shark:

Baby Shark signs:
-    One run=fingers
-    Multiple runs=arms
-    Home run=Open your arms as wide as you can