Reese Kaplan -- Walk Up Music Revisited

Last week it was revealed that Jeurys Familia is getting special walk-up composed in conjunction with Dominican recording artist Zacarías Ferreíra that he will record himself.  No “Enter Sandman” controversy this time around back in the days of Billy Wagner and Mariano Rivera.  Of course, the last Mets player to dabble in the music studio was Jordany Valdespin, so let’s hope things don’t follow the same career path for big Jeurys. 

Of course, this news only got people thinking about what songs might be appropriate for some of the other Mets ballplayers.  Some players get it, like Noah Syndergaard who enters to the theme song from Game of Thrones:

For all his pitching prowess, more people identify Jacob de Grom for this mane of unruly locks, hence two choices immediately sprang to mind:


Now David Wright's descent from superstar into someone playing through all kinds of pain would suggest two possibilities, the first a wish for his 2016 season:

lest he revert to the previous several seasons during which he was:

For big Bartolo Colon it's very easy to poke fun at this rather unique interpretation of conditioning for the professional athlete:

Or another blues classic:

But as elder statesman on the club, he might also choose this one:

Matt Harvey aka The Dark Knight would appeal to the older demographic if he went with the original Batman theme song:

But given his media antics, his lifestyle choices, and the proclamation he's aiming to exceed the size and length of what the Nationals gave Max Scherzer, there is only one song that  seems fitting:

Then there's poor Jerry Blevins who not once but twice broke his pitching arm after a perfect 7 game start to his Mets career.  He's definitely been:

Ruben Tejada certainly lived to tell after the Chase Utley incident:

Then, of course, there was his infield partner Wilmer Flores, famously almost traded to the Milwaukee Brewers who might want to try this one:

And what can we say about the poor choices made by former closer Jenrry Mejia.  Caught not once, not twice but three times.  Apparently all he could think was:

Then there are songs for the newcomers on this club -- Alejandro De Aza, Antonio Bastardo, Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker:

Or, given the intensity of the fans and media here, another good choice for one or more of them could be:

The last one is courtesy of Metsiac, frequent visitor to this site – for big Lucas at first base and the refrain that will echo from the stands:

Don't shoot the messenger on that last one.  


Thomas Brennan said...

Creative, Reese. For Familia, I'd go with I Wanna be Sedated by the Ramones, as he is about to put the other team out of its misery. For Bartolo, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother is a consideration.

Hobie said...

Wondered why Lucas Duda never caught the "Zippity" nick.

...my oh my what a wonderful day.

Reese Kaplan said...

Well, if we were to choose one for Familia rather than his own custom composition, the obscure "Put Out the Fire" by Queen or "This Is The End" by The Doors would also work.

Reese Kaplan said...

And Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping" with its refrain of, "I get knocked down, but I get up again" could also work for Ruben Tejada.

metsiac said...

Excellent list, Reese, and very creative (especially the last one, of course lol).

Hobie---I doubt the "kids" in this group remember Zipadee, a song from one of my fave Disney movies in the days of my "yoot". But it'd word for him.

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