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A GIF and a Tune: Paper Planes & “Paper Planes”

Seeing a well-constructed paper airplane soar hundreds of feet into the middle of a major sporting event elicits a childlike joy in me — maybe in you all, too, ye perusers of NotGraphs.

Seeing an entire dugout of professional baseball players lurch in excited unison: also a joyful thing (when it’s a team for which you’re rooting, anyway).

From the etherial guitar sample (The Clash’s “Straight to Hell”) to the cash register and firearm sound effects, “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. and Diplo is strangely triumphant and thoroughly enjoyable, as well.

Put them all together and you have this:

(GIF via MLB on Tumblr)