Major League Baseball players find different ways to bond and keep things loose throughout a 162-game season.
The Kansas City Royals choose to treat postgame interviews as challenges.
Kansas City players have created a system that results in fines if a player does not find a way to mention "1738" during postgame interviews. You know, the "1738" from Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen." (Warning: Link contains NSFW language.)
Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star broke the news:
He probably looked into the matter after a few questionable postgame interviews:
The "1738" gag led to a priceless interaction between the reporter and a player:
After finding out what the reference was from, McCullough appeared to be good with the gag:
A year after representing the American League in the World Series, the Royals currently have the best record in the AL. If this helps them succeed, other teams may look into doing similar things.