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Guaranteed To Have a Heck of a Ditty

Totally random musings here while trying to think of the appropriate sort of piece for a couple days down the road.

* Can anyone who was at The 'Field for St. John's-Georgetown on Sunday share what song was played as fans approached the entranceway (ie: "walk-up" music). My friend Paul, months ago noted that they'd have to change the lyrics of "Let's Go Mets!" since the wording goes "Hot Dogs, Green Grass, Sold out at Shea...Guaranteed to have a heck of a day!"

Hopefully someone can do better than...

"Hot Dogs, Green Grass, Come to 'The Field...Cheer because our baseball team will not yield."

* Anyone wanna start the campaign for a Gary, Keith, and Ron bobblehead day. I have a Murphy/Kiner bobblehead, and a Sam Rosen/John Davidson bobblehead. I think they could use some company. Perhaps a bobble-stache for Keith?

* Lastly, a plug for a book, and there are a lot of good ones this spring. This one's not on the Mets, but home run guru David Vincent has been a big help to us, and he recently came out with "Home Run's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Monumental Dingers, Prodigious Swingers, and Everything Long Ball."

Simply put, it's a good book, an easy read, and a fun read, with plenty of walk-off tidbits. Among the most interesting things I learned was Vincent's explanation of how some walk-off home runs have been lost to history

"... before 1920 a game-ending homer was not always a homer. It depended on how many bases the winning run had to move to score. If the runner started at 2B, then the batter only got credit for a double. We know of 43 of these game-ending hits. They were not homers by the rules."

Betcha didn't know that. Buy the book for more nuggets just like it.

True Metifields know...Another favorite of Vincent's was the story of Dick Allen's last of 10 career walk-off home runs (he had two against the Mets), credited to May 26, 1973. The game between the White Sox and Indians actually ended two days later, in the 21st inning (!) after having been suspended after 16 innings. So Allen was credited with homering on one day when he actually homered on another.

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Geoffrey said…
I'm not sure which version of Meet the Mets they played but I did post a few seconds from outside Citi Field here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8O7_eHFpCI&feature=channel They're playing a version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
czaradio said…
No need to chage the lyrics of "Meet the Mets" - they can go back to the classic version -

"Bring your kiddies / bring your wife,
Guaranteed to have the time of your life.
Because the Mets are really sockin' the ball..."

The "Shea" lyrics version was introduced in '84, methinks.

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