Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: mets, music

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.)

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Adam S
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(859 - 11:54am, Oct 23)
Last: zonk

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(3268 - 11:53am, Oct 23)
Last: Merton Muffley

NewsblogNo, Ned Yost didn’t “out-manage” Bruce Bochy. His players played better | HardballTalk
(4 - 11:50am, Oct 23)
Last: Shibal

NewsblogStatcast: Posey out at the plate
(15 - 11:43am, Oct 23)
Last: The Polish Sausage Racer

Newsblog‘Marlins Man’ puts Miami front and center at World Series | The Miami Herald
(9 - 11:36am, Oct 23)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogSalvador Perez, Hunter Strickland Exchange Words In World Series (GIF) | MLB | NESN.com
(11 - 11:36am, Oct 23)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(878 - 11:31am, Oct 23)
Last: J. Sosa

NewsblogMartino: Michael Cuddyer is a perfect free agent fit for NY Mets, who like him
(10 - 11:28am, Oct 23)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogI hope this doesn't get me fired. | FOX Sports
(5 - 11:23am, Oct 23)
Last: Topher

NewsblogRoyals are not the future of baseball | FOX Sports
(34 - 11:08am, Oct 23)
Last: Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc

NewsblogHow Wall Street Strangled the Life out of Sabermetrics | VICE Sports
(17 - 10:55am, Oct 23)
Last: AROM

NewsblogMcSweeneys: NEW BASEBALL STATISTICS.
(23 - 10:10am, Oct 23)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-23-2014
(7 - 10:00am, Oct 23)
Last: steagles

NewsblogSielski: A friend fights for ex-Phillie Dick Allen's Hall of Fame induction
(183 - 8:19am, Oct 23)
Last: BDC

NewsblogCardinals proud of fourth straight NLCS appearance | cardinals.com
(66 - 7:12am, Oct 23)
Last: McCoy

Page rendered in 0.1597 seconds
52 querie(s) executed