Washington Nationals Adapt Phish Wilson Chant For Ramos

By Scott Bernstein May 19, 2014 11:00 am PDT

Just over 20 years ago Phish fans started chanting “Wilson” at the band during the song of the same name. In April of 2013 Phish front man Trey Anastasio implored Seattle-area fans to use the “Wilson” chant for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The chant caught on as the Seahawks won their way to the Super Bowl. Now, the “Wilson” chant has made its way to the baseball world since the Washington Nationals have started to use it to introduce catcher Wilson Ramos.

We’ve heard reports of the Nationals playing “Wilson” over the PA for Ramos’ at-bats and it happened again yesterday. The fans chanted along and even the team’s broadcast team picked up on what was going down. Chris Foster captured the bit of the telecast we mentioned:

And here’s a Vine of the scene in the stands thanks to Bryant Welch:

We’ll see if this trend continues and if Anastasio mentions Ramos during the band’s upcoming visit to Merriweather Post Pavilion this summer.

[Hat Tip –CSFGDead]

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