Through the years there have been many songs that we have associated with our beloved Mets.
In the ’60′s when you heard the song “You Gotta Have Heart” you immediately thought of the team that played at Shea Stadium. In the ’70′s a apt song was probably “In My Time Of Dying” by Led Zeppelin. By The fast paced ’80′s The “Curly Shuffle” reigned supreme by Flushing Bay and obviously in the late ’90′s to early last decade we had a combination of “New York, New York”, L.A. Woman and “Taking Care of Business”.
For the past five years or so the Mets have gone without a true theme song/rally cry. Yes they have trie songs by The Black Eyes Peas and Cold Play, but neither really whipped up a frenzy with the Citi Field crowd – I guess when your team is mired in dearth of losing seasons its hard to get excited for anything.
But here we are entering the ’12 season – a season that many people feel will be just as miserable as the past 5 that preceded it. I feel maybe – just maybe a new theme song/rally cry may be the x factor that can help this team win.
So is my shortlist of songs that I feel are the best fit for the Mets theme songs of 2012 -if there is a song that you feel should be included in the debate please feel free to submit them in the comment section.
1. “Momma Told Me Not To Come” - by Three Dog Night (for the Mets fan that is boycotting the franchise).
2. “Was It All Worth It” - By Queen ( for the alleged 10 new Mets minority owners who plucked down 20 million bucks for basically a sit down with Mr. Met)
3. “Poker Face” - by Lady Gaga (because we know the Wilpon’s are bluffing about their financial status)
4.” I had the time of my life” - from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. ( hey why not ?!?)
5.” You Are What You Is” -by Frank Zappa (because like Bill Parcells once said ” You are what your record dictates !”)
* If you haven’t guessed yet this column was meant to be satirical !!
And with that said….. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Mets Pitching coach from the ’03 season, Vern Ruhle would have been 61 today (1951) .
Sadly on this date in 2010, the woman who serenaded the Mets faithful from 1964 to 197, Jane Jarvis passed away.
The New York Mets traded reserve outfielder, Damon Buford to the Texas Rangers for minor league outfielder, Terrell Lowery on January 25, 1996.
The New York Mets sold the contract of outfielder, Angel Pagan to the Chicago Cubs on January 25, 2006.Pagan spent five uneven seasons with the Mets, and was traded to the Giants this off-season.
The New York Mets signed free agent pitcher, Aaron Sele of the Los Angeles Dodgers on January 25, 2007.Sele spent one season with the Mets as a middle reliever. He went 3-2 with a 5.37 E.R.A.
Mo Vaughn will hold his own State Of The Union speech today – will you be listening ?!?