I walk like a ballplayer
In baseball, if a pitcher misses the strike zone 4 times, the batter gets to go to first base. This is called a walk. (Also, Jay could be saying now that he is rich and famous, he gets to do what he wants to, with free passes for high profile things. A walk in baseball could be considered a free pass.)
Nowadays in baseball, and other sports, athletes are getting paid enormous amounts of money. It’s understandable that a ball player would walk with a little swagger in his step. Jay walks with swagger, too.
This all ties to Jay’s love of the New York Yankees.
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