Thursday, April 06, 2006

Take That, Song Stealer

Nice to see the Mets new closer Billy Wagner blow a save last night after having the nerve to come into the game to the sounds of Mariano Rivera's trademark warm-up song, Metallica's "Enter Sandman."

Yes, I know that Wagner's been using the song for his whole career, and that Rivera really could care less who uses his tune, but this is something that's for the fans. At Yankee Stadium, the crowd goes wild, rushing to the feet, as soon as the first notes blast from the centerfield speakers. Whether it's their intention or not, the Mets should be embarassed to be copying that distinctly Bronx event.

With Ryan Zimmerman's line drive shot into the left field stands last night, erasing the 1-run lead that Wagner was charged with protecting, the baseball gods have spoken. "Billy," they said, "time to get a new song."

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