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The Downtown St. Louis area was a sea of red as fans came out to support the Cardinals– many without a ticket. They just wanted to be out in the crowd and excitement.
Special Opening Day Week Song
“Llévame al juego de pelota”– Espanol for “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
As the Official Cerveza of Major League Baseball, Corona is offering a refreshing spin on the ballpark classic “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” the song that famously plays during the seventh inning stretch at each game. The fine life twist? To remake the iconic track, Corona partnered with Latin artist and baseball superfan Sech to record the song in Spanish, offering a fun and fresh new perspective on a tradition almost as old as the sport itself. The track will debut in select ballparks across the country tomorrow and be played throughout opening week of the 2023 season.
From the players and fans to the walk-up music and beer in the stands, Latin influence plays a vital role in many aspects of the game. Corona is proud to celebrate its own Mexican heritage and continue its role as the Official Cerveza of the sport.
“As a kid growing up in Panama, I was surrounded by a love and deep respect for the game from a young age,” Sech said. “Being able to work with an iconic brand like Corona and add my creativity to a cherished seventh inning tradition is a truly special experience. I am so proud to have made something that represents my culture and that of so many of the players on the field.”
Inspired by his love of the game, the Latin Grammy–nominated star named his third studio album “42” as a tribute to Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball. Mariano Rivera, the Yankees legend and Panamanian pitcher, was the last player to wear the number before it was retired league-wide, in honor of Robinson.
“Sech’s remix is a vibrant new anthem for the game, and we’re proud to celebrate the sport of béisbol like never before,” said Alex Schultz, vice president of brand marketing, Corona. “As the Official Cerveza of MLB, Corona wanted to extend a refreshing new perspective to one of the most beloved parts of the game and celebrate not only our own heritage, but that of so many people on the diamond and in the stands.”
Fans can listen to the new track by going to Sech’s Spotify channel or attending a season opener at participating stadiums, including the Minnesota Twins’ home game on Thursday, April 6.
Continuing its multiyear MLB partnership, Corona aims to bring fans closer to the more playful and relaxed side of the sport. Fans can expect to find Corona sold in select stadiums across the country, discover in-stadium branding and imagery and see paid media and custom content on MLB.com and the MLB Network. Additionally, Corona will show up during major events throughout the season.