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NY Mets: Five best player walk-up songs of all-time in Mets history

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: A general view during pre-game ceremonies for the National League Wild Card game between the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: A general view during pre-game ceremonies for the National League Wild Card game between the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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The best walk-up song of all-time belongs to Jacob deGrom (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

1) Jacob deGrom – “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

What better song for the modern-day “GOAT” to have as his walk-up music than this iconic rock anthem by Lynyrd Skynyrd? From the moment the opening guitar chords begin to play over the Citi Field speakers, Mets fans know that they are in for a special evening and a gritty performance from their beloved ace.

deGrom’s walk-up song is also his warm-up music before he takes the mound, and it holds a very particular significance to him. In a 2015 interview, he was asked by the New York Post about the meaning behind his chosen song.

“I try to keep things simple,’’ he said. “Try not to let anything change me. That’s who I am as a pitcher and a person.”

Any time I’ve attended a deGrom start in person, I immediately get chills whenever “Simple Man” starts to play. There simply could not be a better song to sum up the man who has won a Rookie of the Year, two Cy Youngs, and pitched in a World Series in his first six years in the big leagues, all while maintaining the utmost dignity and class. Whatever significance this song has to rock music overall, that is exactly the significance that deGrom has to the Mets franchise.

Walk-up songs are an entrenched part of today’s baseball game. These five Mets players mastered the art of selecting songs that set the tone for their on-field play and leave fans humming all the way out of the stadium.

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