Liberty University’s baseball team debuted new uniforms, which usually wouldn’t be worthy of a post. . .
ICYMI: they’re here, and they’re beautiful. pic.twitter.com/lPKlhvhmj9
— Liberty Baseball (@LibertyBaseball) February 24, 2022
. . .but it’s not the uniforms themselves that are going viral on Twitter right now:
Fire and Ice🔥🥶 pic.twitter.com/OU2JQo3Gis
— Liberty Baseball (@LibertyBaseball) February 27, 2022
It’s their TikTok unveiling of the uniforms that has people talking. “Full Celine Dion”:
Liberty baseball went full Celine Dion to unveil their new powder blue unis 😂
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 25, 2022
Now, here’s the behind the scenes view with the leaf blower drowning out Dion:
“It was honestly a disaster, and it turned out perfect.”
— Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) March 1, 2022
"A lot of times people don’t understand how much work goes into shoots like these, especially in the sports world."@stephenjnesbitt goes behind the scenes of the Liberty baseball team’s viral Céline Dion uniform reveal ⤵️https://t.co/Qw5OVAgeOM
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) March 1, 2022
More on what went down to make the video from The Athletic:
Paxton, a senior photographer and designer at Liberty University, had been asked to plan a uniform reveal for the Flames baseball team, unveiling their new powder-blue-and-red alternates. She came across a TikTok trend, a 30-second video set to the Céline Dion cover of “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” and sent it to her colleagues on the creative team. “Picture this,” Paxton said, and then made her pitch: Lights, camera, parkas and powder blues.
The uniforms arrived from Nike and were unboxed 10 days ago while the Liberty baseball team was in Gainesville, Fla., for their season-opening series against the ninth-ranked Gators. The uniforms would debut a week later, at home against Winthrop. This left only one night to shoot the video, and by the time Tuesday night arrived, a rain-free forecast had turned into a downpour.
Fox News’s Shannon Bream approves: “Love these crazy dudes”:
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) February 25, 2022
Yep. We’re not sure this can be topped:
Hahahhaha, yes! All of this. Everyone else stop making this dumb video, because you will never top this. https://t.co/xdZgn7OUjS
— Morgan Adsit (@MorganAdsit) February 25, 2022