Finding pleasure and entertainment from professional sports right now is a bit like trying to quench your thirst by eating Saltines. It’s virtually impossible. We are on the verge of the NHL, NBA, and MLB all making their triumphant returns but sports fans are still wandering through each day aimlessly looking for something to fill that void left without pro sports as a distraction.
Thankfully, today, there’s this video. Twitter user Don Zemmer (not to be confused with Dom Zimmer) put together this rendition of Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ only the traditional lyrics have been substituted with the names of real-life baseball players from Jim Rice to Roy Halladay.
I’ll be honest, this video has no reason to be as good as it is but here I am trying to frame it in a way that doesn’t spoil just how fantastic this song is. We’re just a few weeks away from the abbreviated 2020 MLB season kicking off so content like this will have to hold us over until then (h/t DetroitSportsNation).
Bohemian Rhapsody w/ baseball names
Part 1 👀 pic.twitter.com/5riDw2GfEQ
— don zemmer (@DonZemmer) July 15, 2020
If that video on Twitter didn’t load properly for you then you can access it directly right here on Twitter. This is far from the first time he’s used baseball names to create a song. Here’s ‘Hey There Delilah’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, a few of his previous masterpieces:
The sheer amount of time that would go into planning this is hurting my head.