Given all the dourness that accompanies many discussions of the Mets so far this season, I thought it might be nice to divert ourselves with something fun and entertaining (at least to me). I’ve been to both of Pelfrey’s home wins so far this season and I had some thoughts on the at-bat/entrance music of various players so I thought I’d share them. I’d also like to here what you guys think; i.e., favorites, hated songs, things you miss, etc.
Jose Reyes: “All I Do is Win,” DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Rick Ross, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg - I’ve really liked this song since I saw it on America’s Best Dance Crew and it seems like the perfect song for this sort of thing. It was apropos for Reyes that night since he went 3-4 with a RBI Triple. I mean c’mon, “All I do is Win, Win, Win, no matter what!” If only the middle of the order got similar inspiration
Jason Bay: “The Fixer,” Pearl Jam - Bay has used Pearl Jam a lot in the past; I think he used “Alive” for a while. Not only is this a great song, but also appropriate since Bay was this offseason’s “fix” according to Omar’s roster calculus. His play in the field has been quite good so far, and he’ll stop slumping eventually
Jeff Francouer: “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins - Jeff is a country boy at heart. You can take the man out of the South but you can’t take the South out of the man; last season he used “Chicken Fried” by the Zac Brown Band. He uses three or four others at various times during the game, but this is my favorite
Fernando Tatis: Some happy sounding Latin song, Limite 21 - I have tried and tried but no one seems to know what this one is, but at least we know the Artist. It is really upbeat and fun so it gets a win in my book. Tatis also gets a win for using “Krypton,” the theme from Superman, during the 2007 season
J.J. Putz: “Thunderstruck,” AC/DC - Whatever else his faults might have been, Putz picked a great song for his entrance music. Perfectly calculated to get the crowd into things the one time I saw it live, although by the time he went out for his last appearance people had mostly stopped caring
Music I am looking forward to hearing again
Daniel Murphy: “Shipping Up to Boston,” Dropkick Murphys - Love the song, love the player. Murphy gets no love from a lot of the MSM and the fan base, but I could defiantly see him being the kind of super-sub that the Mets have lacked for a while since Ike Davis seems ready to take over first. Hell, maybe he could even replace Castillo after some time in the Minors. I can dream right?
Carlos Beltran: “El Esta Aqui,” David y Abraham- There is just something really fitting about Beltran coming out to a song that is literally just “he is here.” Although, since last year it’s been mostly “he is not here” and I am losing hope of seeing him before the break, it’s one of those iconic entrances that I really like. It was sort of like that little chill you got in 2006 and early 2007 every time they played “Enter Sandman” for Billy Wagner
So that’s my bit, what about you all? What’s your favorite at-bet/entrance song, past or present?