For the second consecutive year, the Giants will host "Friends" night at Oracle Park, honoring the iconic 90s sitcom. On Wednesday, they signed the perfect player to go along with that promotion.
Infielder Wilmer Flores, who agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.25 million, changed his walk-up song to the "Friends" theme song -- "I'll Be There for You" by the Rembrandts -- while with the Mets in 2016 and used it with the Diamondbacks last year, too.
Here it is, in all its glory: Wilmer Flores waling up to the "Friends" theme song pic.twitter.com/SCJfs88OeH
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) September 5, 2016
Shortly after he changed his song, Flores told Newsday that he fell in love with the show while learning English and fighting homesickness as a teenager in the low minors.
"It's one of my favorite shows," Flores told Newsday back then. "I watch it every day before I go to sleep. It's on Netflix. It's on Nick at Nite every night."
Flores signed out of Venezuela as a 16-year-old and worked his way through the minors in towns like Savannah, Georgia and Kingsport, Tennessee. He's fluent in English now, but "Friends remains a big part of Flores' life. He wore a "Friends" hoodie during interviews a couple of years ago and had a themed birthday party last year.
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Wilmer Flores 28th birthday was celebrated correctly. (Via Wilmer's IG) pic.twitter.com/JjTWQ9egSN
— Mills (@MillManner) August 7, 2019
The Giants will celebrate the show on August 24. No matter who is on the mound that night, you can bet Flores will be in Gabe Kapler's lineup.
New Giants infielder Wilmer Flores could have lineup's best walk-up song originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area