Friday, April 11, 2008

An Angel in the Outfield and Hammer...please don't hurt 'em

So last night was a good night in bed. That is to say, while Mrs. Blogger was sleeping on one side and the Mooks was next to me (also asleep) Angel Pagan, the long time Major League reserve outfield who was pressed into full time service early for the New York Mets due to injuries, singled up the middle in the bottom of the 12th inning to score Jose Reyes and win the game!

Not only did it take a lot of my effort to not scream at the top of my lungs and wake the two aforementioned ladies up but I also had to be careful not to fall out of bed as I was pumping my fists widely.

As always I won’t go into full details of the game. You can read Peter Botte’s account of the game from the Daily News here. But I want to focus a little closer on the music that plays while the batter is coming up to the plate. A long time ago, before mp3s and iPods, an organ player would play (a real-live instrument) the batter into the box with something snazzy like Baby Elephant (think Dancing Homer). Those times are dead and gone and now the players actually have a say in what they (and all the fans) hear on the way to the plate and each guy seems to have his own tastes. It is one of those players, Damion Easley, in particular, whom I want to focus on.

Damion is a long time major leaguer who has bounced around the league and played very well with the Mets over the last few years. Last night during the game he came to bat and it was the first time I noticed his “play up” music. It was none other then the baggy pant, sliding across the floor, dancing his arsssse off MC HAMMER and his “classic” 2 Legit 2 Quit. You remember Deon Sanders made this famous while dancing and signing the letters (2 fingers, an L made with your thumb and index finger, 2 fingers, an L made with your thumb and index finger, and then your hand extended palm down shaking it as to say “no, I won’t quit”) Why this song? Are you serious that this is the best one he could come up with? Or is this a situation where the ballpark guys are playing a sick joke on him? I don’t know and I don’t much care but for crying out loud why are you subjecting the fans to this kind of crap? If you can’t find the Milli Vanilli tapes or the Hanson cd, just don’t play anything.

This public service message was brought to you by the number 2 and the letter L, because the only one who’s 2 Legit 2 Quit is this guy right here (thumbs pointing inward toward Bloggerman)


Beth said...

Don't worry Mooks and I would have loved being woken cause the Mets won - - just remember the Mets are 2 Ligit, 2 Ligit 2 Quit . . .

Stefanie said...

I have no words for you crazy mets fans....oh wait I do.....Sad....just Sad.