Forget Big Sean, New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap must be really feeling blessed after becoming the first rapper since Lil Wayne to land two concurrent top-10 singles on the Billboard charts.
As if that wasn't enough, he's now getting Royal treatment from one of baseball's best teams.
According to Kansas City Star writer Andy McCullough, Royals players are randomly slipping the numbers 1738 -- one of the opening lyrics to Fetty's smash hit "Trap Queen" -- in interviews, with punitive action taken against those who fail to comply.
KC players are fining each other if they don't use "1738" in postgame interviews. I have no idea what it means. Success has driven them mad.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 29, 2015
Here's a quick offering of how players have used the line in the songs, courtesy of the Star:
Mike Moustakas on a slick defensive play by Eric Hosmer: "Hoz picks that thing 17 out of 38 times."
Cain on Trevor Bauer of the Indians: "He was like a 17-38 to the plate."
Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain, one of the more creative 1738 droppers and believed to be the originator of the challenge (see below), has adopted "Trap Queen" as his walk-up song, further demonstrating the team's affinity for the catchy song.
And there was also this astute observation from a Royals fans:
In a sport that reveres numbers, the Royals are raising the stakes and mystifying the media in the process, which begs the question: What will reporters do if manager Ned Yost continues the Fetty love by starting his pressers with "I'm like, 'Hey, what's up hello'"?