Stadium Songs: 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.