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Robbie and Melky get their groove on

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 24, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Wondering how Robbie and Melky are spending the offseason? Check out the video for Pa’ La Tumba, the hot reggaeton song from Hector El Father.

Cano and the Melkman have cameos along with Jose Reyes of the Mets. I saw this first over on

I got to know Jose pretty well when I covered the Mets and he gave me a few reggaeton CDs to rip for my iPod. It’s good stuff. The King of Kings CD by Don Omar or anything by Daddy Yankee would give you a good idea of what it’s all about.



39 Responses to “Robbie and Melky get their groove on”

  1. 12345 November 24th, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    um yeah that’s nice. ok now get to working out robby and melky.

  2. CT November 24th, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    I wonder what MLB team cap Jose Reyes is wearing in the video…lol

  3. JRVJ November 24th, 2007 at 3:42 pm


    Being a Panamanian (and since we invented Spanish language Reggae), I’m partial to Panamanian Reggae (surely Mariano can tell you about Panamanian Reggae).

    Go to Itunes and download “El Alicate” by Aldo Ranks. You’ll like it….

  4. LathamJoe November 24th, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Ooo, My ears!
    Melky and Robbie have gotten lots of practice for this every night after Home games!

    “121345″ – This IS their workout, their new Spring Training
    exercise, mi amigo!

  5. Aubrey November 24th, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    I love those guys

  6. Mehdi hates Randy LEvine November 24th, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    I disagree with you on Reggaeton. I find it to be the worst music in the world next to New Country and Hardcore Techno.

  7. NYPD113th November 24th, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Well that’s one way to spend your late October.

  8. Adrian-Retire21 November 24th, 2007 at 4:46 pm


    YES EL General who is from Panama and other Panamanins was one of the founding members of reggaeton but Puerto Ricans Perfected it and are much more popular.

    Mehdi hates Randy LEvine-

    I hate Reggeton as the next person but what ever gets Puerto Ricans off the streets to make money,I’m all there for.I also hate rap and death metal but what are you gonna do.And latinos don’t need you or Putero Ricans like me to buy there records if this gets Melky and Robbie hitting baseballs well I’m all for it.

    I’m also writing this while listening to my old albums of Smashing Pumpkins.But hey guys please just don’t go bashing latinos which tends to happen on blogs.

  9. NYPD113th November 24th, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    “But hey guys please just don’t go bashing latinos which tends to happen on blogs.”

    WOW! Generalize much?

    Either too much white guilt or you have an itchy trigger finger to play the race card.

    Relax Francis.

  10. Mehdi hates Randy LEvine November 24th, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    am I missing something
    Adrian was someone bashing Latinos?

  11. Mehdi hates Randy LEvine November 24th, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Ahh NYPD with the STRIPES reference. nice!

  12. JRVJ November 24th, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Adrian-Retire 21,

    I’m not sure Puerto Ricans “perfected” Reggaeton, but I do agree they popularized it (probably because the first great wave of Panamanian reggae happened from the very late 80-to-mid 90s, just a little before the internet truly exploded worldwide).

    And frankly, I don’t particularly go for Puerto Rican stuff, but I do love my Chichoman, Renato, Gaby, Nando Boom and El General (heck, I even like Demphra, though she’s from the younger crowd).

  13. LathamJoe November 24th, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks! Lively song by Aldo Ranks.
    sounds strangely like Buster Pointdexter’s “Hot, Hot, Hot” though!

  14. NYPD113th November 24th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    Medhi….someone caught it!

  15. JRVJ November 24th, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    You think?

    I can’t say I notice the similarity….

  16. The Doctor's Companion November 24th, 2007 at 6:54 pm


    Es obvio que tu escuchas la buena plena ;) but don’t leave out Kafu Banton, Aspirante, Jimmy Bad Boy and El Roockie (well, at least his earlier stuff)

  17. JRVJ November 24th, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Bueno, es que todos esos buays son muy recientes pa’mí… (a mis 36 años).

    (What I’ve said to Doctor Companion is that all those guys are too recent for my 36 yeard old hide).

  18. The Doctor's Companion November 24th, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    Xu..leta pero eso no importa, que yo soy joven pero yo se de Keribel, de Papa Chan, ya tu sabes!!

    [Translation-Age is just a number]

  19. heshel November 24th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    reyes is lookin fly cano takes notes….

  20. Marco November 24th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    What’s up those guys appearing in a video where Hector is wearing a Boston cap??

    I hope they get a good ole fashion Yankee ribbing when get back to the clubhouse. That is of course, if they’re not in Minnesota as part of the Santana deal…

  21. NYPD113th November 24th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    That was the worst garbage I’ve ever had the displeasure of listening to.

  22. Brandon (Proud supporter of "ALEX BEING ALEX") November 24th, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    first off I’m part latino so I’ll be damned if anyone makes those types of comments towards the music & second to NYPD113 than don’t listen to it !!!, latinos aren’t dissing your music NYPD and if you don’t like reggaeton than don’t listen to it no one is forcing you !

  23. Aubrey November 24th, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    I liked that song

  24. whoa November 24th, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    I’m not sure what reggaeton is, but I like Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come, The Harder They Fall.”

  25. The Doctor's Companion November 24th, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    that’s like the purest, original reggae from Jamaica, true roots music right there.

  26. RussoMcbo78 November 24th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    damn dude….wtf….reggaeton sucks, and im come from venezuela, i hate that crap 100%.

    nothin like some smooth jazz latino or salsa…
    though rock is kind of music

  27. Drew November 24th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    That is some of the worst “music” I have ever heard.

  28. Rob NY November 24th, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    lol i love these two clowns… ill be sad to see one of them go

  29. dale d November 25th, 2007 at 2:26 am

    reggaeton is all about the hot girls and ugly guys

    Try watching the video with the sound off. See…. it dosen’t work. Daddy Yankee is really popular here in Nicaragua and you need to see the video to “get” reggaeton. The local girls do very good impressions at the “disco”

    Thank you Pete for giving me yet another taste of Yankee fandom during the off season

  30. filthy slider November 25th, 2007 at 9:13 am

    After seeing this vid I will not be as sad to see one or both traded, how do you appear in A VIDEO WITH A GUY WEARING A BOSTON RED SUX hat? Disgusting!!

  31. Lauren November 25th, 2007 at 10:57 am

    LOL – seeing Robbie flash across the screen was hilarious but — those two need to enjoy the limelight a little less and focus on the game a little more.

  32. Doreen November 25th, 2007 at 11:09 am

    Hey, it’s the off-season. Can they have a life????

  33. Cheesyhoboe November 25th, 2007 at 11:28 am

    I can’t believe how many people are taking this stuff seriously…

  34. Aubrey November 25th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    they were just having a little fun

  35. Jason November 25th, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    I wish I had known that you were at the game. I was there taking my father to his first hockey game and would have loved to shake your hand and thank you for your excellent Yankee coverage. This is just about the only blog that I visit regularly.

  36. JL November 25th, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    I’ll ignore the ignorant individuals. Peter, sometimes you shock me. Today is one of those days. Reggeton has reached so many people I don’t know why it surprises me that you’ve listened to it. I’m glad. It made me smile to read it. let me go watch that video now.

  37. LAS November 25th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Oh my–that was too adorable! Thanks very much for that, Pete. I confess to really disliking Reggaeton when I first heard it (my block is very Puerto Rican so in the summer I hear it loud and often!), but I have grown to like it and some songs I love.

  38. Tony Parker November 28th, 2007 at 10:58 am
  39. deleJedeepe November 4th, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I don’t even know,fellow!) continued to write in the same vein, it is interesting people!

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