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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

LoPresto: Mets Need to Ditch Closer (Song)

Personally, I’d like to hear The No Tomorrow Boys’ fatalustic ”(Do The) No Tomorrow Twist” but hey…

The Mets didn’t bring too many things over from Shea Stadium. They left the Red, Blue and Orange seats, they left the blue outfield walls (they finally painted them Shea blue this offseason) and they would have left the original Home Run Apple for the wrecking ball if it wasn’t for fan outrage online. They left all these, but they felt the need to keep this 1974 hit? What gives? Is Bachman Turner Overdrive huge Mets fans or something? When the Yankees win at home they play Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York. It’s great. Classic song from an absolute titan of the music industry. I get it. It’s bombastic and everything the Yankees want to convey to their fans and their opposition: You were just beaten by one of the greats.

And then there are the Mets. The Mets are younger than the Yankees. Much younger. Their end of game music should reflect that. Here are some possible replacements for the end of game music at Citifield:

Iggy Pop & The Stooges—Search and Destroy

Confession: When I was a kid I used to dream about coming out of the bullpen to this song. And when I say “when I was a kid” I mean two months ago.

Key Lyric: Look out honey cause I’m using technology.

The Mets are the product of Moneyball (rent it on DVD, folks!). They’re using technology to beat their opponents. This is a club that was destined to finish with under 70 wins for the year!

Repoz Posted: June 20, 2012 at 07:08 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The District Attorney Posted: June 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM (#4162469)
It's true, it's musical wallpaper at this point. Ah well.

(Cue Homer Simpson quote about BTO.)

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