Todd Cunningham is a 24-year old rookie with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves 2010 second round draft pick out of Jacksonville State was called up on Monday night after Redd Johnson went to the disabled list with tendinitis in his left achilles. During the bottom of the 7th inning of Atlanta’s 11-3 win over Colorado on Tuesday night, Cunningham pinch hit for pitcher Alex Wood. Cunningham singled, earning his first career major league hit. Kid gets hit in big league debut. Cool story. Now for the good part. From AL.com:
As he came into the clubhouse after the game, the TVs were playing a Christian-rock-rap video Cunningham created in the 2011-12 off-season called “Rock Yo’ Jock.” In the video, he was wearing a jewel-encrusted athletic supporter. He produced the video as an icebreaker of sorts for his various speeches to church youth groups.
“You hear all the horror stories and you know it’s coming,” he said of the teasing, “but if you own it, it’s not so bad. They (teammates) were expecting a little more embarrassment than they got (after playing the video).”
The video starts out looking like a comedy sketch. Then it turns into a hip-hop video. It is pretty amazing. Atlanta has a 10-game lead in the NL East, so hopefully Todd Cunningham is rocking yo jock in the postseason.