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Monday, August 08, 2022

This angle of Mets closer Edwin Díaz’s absolutely electric bullpen entrance is so darn awesome

I don’t know if you watch a lot of New York Mets games or have seen highlights of this before but the team’s closer, Edwin Díaz, has the coolest entrance in the history of baseball (sorry, Mariano Rivera) and this new angle of it from Sunday’s game is just the best thing I’ve seen in a while.

Diaz comes out to the song “Narco,” which will soon be the entrance song for a couple’s wedding after getting a ton of likes on social media. It’s an incredible song that I’m going to wake up to each morning from now until the rest of time.

The scene and the sounds when Diaz enters games at home to close them out is just pure theater. This angle from behind as he makes his way out onto the field is the best.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 08, 2022 at 06:42 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 08, 2022 at 08:47 PM (#6090724)
This would be my entrance (or walk-up) song.
   2. Banta Posted: August 08, 2022 at 09:30 PM (#6090739)
Howie told me in the game chatter that this was Diaz’s walk up music in ‘19 in Seattle and he brought it back last year. No one cared until he and his team were great though.

This is objectively awesome though. If you disagree, you’re just wrong!
   3. Tom Goes to the Ballpark Posted: August 08, 2022 at 10:44 PM (#6090759)
Higher res version of the entrance

I always pegged Mr Met as a ska fan.
   4. Swoboda is freedom Posted: August 09, 2022 at 03:45 AM (#6090779)
The worst mistake Billy Wagner made was not entering to Ride of the Valkyries.
   5. Cooper Nielson Posted: August 09, 2022 at 06:47 AM (#6090785)
Holy shizz, Edwin Diaz is averaging 18.1 K/9 over 45+ innings so far. Has anyone done that over a "full" season? (Let's say minimum 50 IP as modern-day closers usually pitch 55-70 IP.)

Aroldis Chapman's best is 17.7 in 54 IP.
Josh Hader - 16.4 in 75.2
Kenley Jansen - 16.1 in 53.2
Billy Wagner - 14.9 in 74.2
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2022 at 10:38 AM (#6090803)
So the best closer songs are:

Rivera, Enter Sandman
Papelbon, Shipping Up to Boston
Hoffman, Hell's Bells.

I can't think of other ones, except that Mike MacDougal of the Royals came out to "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by Scorpions.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2022 at 10:40 AM (#6090805)

Holy shizz, Edwin Diaz is averaging 18.1 K/9 over 45+ innings so far. Has anyone done that over a "full" season? (Let's say minimum 50 IP as modern-day closers usually pitch 55-70 IP.)


The only pitcher in history with 18+ K/9 that pitched more than six innings was Rafael Martin of the Nats in 2015 (25 K in 12.1 IP)
   8. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Fred Posted: August 09, 2022 at 10:52 AM (#6090807)
Foulke, Mother.
   9. Howie Menckel Posted: August 09, 2022 at 12:51 PM (#6090836)
Rivera, Enter Sandman

that was Wagner's closer song before it was Rivera's - and Mo couldn't pick Metallica out of a lineup (he does know Christian Rock, though)

I liked the simple Dodgers stadium scoreboard message of "GAME OVER" as Gagne entered during that long streak of consecutive games saved.
   10. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 09, 2022 at 01:17 PM (#6090845)
When the dome is closed, Jordan Romano's entrance is great. The red and white lights, the music bouncing around the dome, the new jumbotron and lighting...quite fun
   11. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 10, 2022 at 12:47 AM (#6091014)
I liked the simple Dodgers stadium scoreboard message of "GAME OVER" as Gagne entered during that long streak of consecutive games saved.
It didn't become an iconic trademark or anything, but Gagne coming to GnR's "Welcome to the Jungle" would really jack up the crowd.

Hansel Robles, for the year he that was good in Anaheim, coming out to “Rest in Peace" was pretty awesome.

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