ESPN Music: New York Mets
August, 8, 2012
By Andrew Pentis | ESPN The Magazine
Icon SMIThe Citi Field speakers still play "Meet the Mets" at various times during games.Every day of the baseball season, in seventh innings around the country, fans stand and sing lyrics that were written way back in 1908. The shelf life of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" proves that America’s pastime has long been intertwined with its tunes. But for a more unique connection between city and club, teams rely on their own traditions -- some newer, some older.
We decided to find out the one song that each team relies on to get fans on their feet.
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New York Mets
Song: “Lazy Mary” by Lou Monte
Tradition: Played in the seventh inning at Citi Field
• The song was chosen by a fan survey, and the organization started playing it consistently in the mid-1990s.
• “Meet The Mets,” which was written in 1961, is still played at the park.
May, 5, 2012
By Playbook Sounds | ESPN.com
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesThe 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'"