A “Dynamite” reason for Giants fans to smile
The Giants are mired in a four-game losing streak. They were just swept at home by the Atlanta Braves. And they are about to start a nine-game road trip.
There has been not a lot for Giants fans to smile about over the past few days.
So we offer you this video of internet-sensation Keenan Cahill and Giants stars Brian Wilson and Cody Ross lip-syncing to Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite.” Try watching this and not smile.
Cahill is a 16-year-old from the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst who suffers from Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome — a rare and complex condition that includes stunted growth. According to Yahoo Sports, drugs to treat this condition run annually in the six figures.
Three years ago, Cahill began posting videos of him lip-syncing to his favorite videos, and those video went viral. His video have received more than 230 million page views.
He’s done late-night TV interviews, recorded a commercial with Jennifer Aniston, received a birthday message from Katie Perry and done a video with 50 Cent, to name a few.
Cahill recorded the “Dynamite” video with Wilson and Ross — and mascot Lou Seal — during spring training in Arizona. According to Fox Sports, the video has received more than 1 million views in its first week.
The video was made to promote a “Dynamite” fundraiser hosted by the Giants on May 25 during their home game with the Florida Marlins. Fans at the game will get a “Ross is Boss” T-shirt and watch the full video production of the Giants/Cahill video. Proceeds will benefit causes “both dear to Cody and Keenan.”
Ironically (or perhaps not), the Marlins are the team that placed Ross on waivers last August when he was claimed by the Giants. Ross went to be a postseason hero and NLCS MVP as he helped the Giants claim their first World Series title in 56 years.
So, we knew the Giants are champions. But now we also know they’re pretty cool guys, as well.