Let's hope Joe Kelly
sang a sweet rendition of "Volver, Volver" to President Joe Biden
The Los Angeles Dodgers
became the first championship team to visit the White House
since the COVID-19
pandemic began, and the 33-year-old Dodgers reliever wore a mariachi jacket for the occasion.
JOE KELLY WEARING THE MARIACHI JACKET TO THE WHITE HOUSE — Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) July 2, 2021
Kelly met a member of a mariachi band at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, who asked the pitcher
if he could trade his jersey for the jacket — and Kelly obliged, as captured on camera.
Joe Kelly traded his game jersey for this fan's mariachi jacket (via @mgarijc) pic.twitter.com/vGSrTFDD5D — Jomboy Media
(@JomboyMedia) June 29, 2021
Kelly's unique ensemble and the amusing callback were praised on Twitter.
We need a bobblehead of Joe Kelly in his Mariachi Jacket — Max (@aoxamaxoa) July 2, 2021
Sigh.... it's actually a Charro Jacket, and in Mexican
culture, it's equivalent to wearing a tuxedo. Love it! — Rigo Pena® (@PenaRigo) July 2, 2021
By Sunday, this will be a mural outside an LA liquor store. — Frank Reyes (@frankreyesvilla) July 2, 2021
Some argue that baseball requires more personality; I present Joe Kelly... — Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) July 2, 2021
Joe Kelly will never be duplicated. https://t.co/kefVFlEARi
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) July 2, 2021
Joe Kelly is wearing the jacket of a Mariachi band member with whom he traded jerseys in LA...Joe is at the White House. Joe is a damn legend. pic.twitter.com/iXvUKB2Jxr — Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) July 2, 2021
“This is my Sunday best!” said Joe Kelly. pic.twitter.com/CWvMDwwODb — MariachiJoe (@DodgersVida22) July 2, 2021
@DodgersJoeKelly displaying his Latino
#Doyers ancestry. https://t.co/Oj0BbOuQUD
— Ric Torres (@RicTorresII) July 2, 2021
Kelly's antics have not gone unnoticed by baseball fans
in the past.
When cameras caught Kelly – whose mother is Mexican American – showing off his salsa
moves in the outfield during batting practice while he was with the Cardinals in 2014, fans were ecstatic.
And a year ago, he made fun of the Houston
Astros with a viral pouty face.
A closer look at Joe Kelly's reaction after striking out Carlos Correa. The benches were cleared shortly after. pic.twitter.com/cDcSVoS0Hz — FOX Sports
(@MLBONFOX) July 29, 2020
It also spawned a viral video
When someone complains about having to wear a mask out in public pic.twitter.com/EaYi1YVrq7 — Lauren Bundy (@lbundy90) July 29, 2020
A mural, too.
Ashley, Kelly's wife
, appears to have a good sense of humor
as well, as she posted a funny
video of her husband practicing his throws during the coronavirus pandemic
, including throwing wide and breaking one of their windows.
“Wondering how the quarantine is going?” she joked.