Saturday, May 5, 2012
Mets' lineup honors the late Adam Yauch
By Playbook Sounds
The Beastie Boys have always embodied New York, particularly in sports. The death of Adam "MCA" Yauch has led to an outpouring of memories from many fans.
As this story from ESPN New York says:
The Beasties are inexorably linked with the city and its teams, especially those of the '80s and '90s. Coincidentally, the seminal rap album "Licensed to Ill" was released in 1986 -- the same year the bad-boy Mets shocked the Red Sox and the sports world. The album and the team remain two of the most important icons of '80s pop culture in the Big Apple.
On Friday night, to honor Yauch's memory, every Mets hitter changed his walk-up music to a Beastie Boys song. Here was the full listing, and a video showing a few of the players coming to the plate:
Ruben Tejeda - "Intergalactic"
Daniel Murphy - "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
David Wright - "Brass Monkey"
Lucas Duda - "The New Style"
Scott Hairston - "Root Down"
Ike Davis - "Fight for Your Right"
Andres Torres - "So Watch'cha Want"
Josh Thole - "Make Some Noise"
Dillon Gee - "Body Movin'"