I’ve been a die-hard New York Mets fan for 17 years, and I’ve followed this team through the highs and lows since then, from the teams we loved to love and the groups we loved to bash.
But make no mistake, the 2022 Mets are the best Mets team I’ve ever watched, and New York is falling in love with this team as the wins keep piling up. This is a complete team, full of world class players playing at an exceptionally high level, and I share things I love about this year’s team with many other passionate Mets fans who have waited years for a winner.
1. Mets closer Edwin Diaz has the best walk-up song in baseball, and his dominance on the hill adds to the legend.
Diaz is putting together one of the best seasons ever by a relief pitcher, and his intro song of “Narco”, by Timmy Trumpet and Blasterjaxx, has riled up the fanbase, with the trumpets bringing the entire Citi Field faithful to its feet. And now the Mets’ success in holding leads has a theme song which trumps any other walk-up song in sports right now.
The craze around “Narco” has gotten so much attention, that Timmy Trumpet, an Australian disc jockey, will perform the hit later this month at Citi Field. And if you get the chance to watch their YouTube video, most of the recent and most popular comments reflect the cult following of Mets fans for mentioning Edwin Diaz.
If you had the chance to watch the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, you know they always were introduced to “Sirius” by The Alan Parsons Project, and that epic hit was reflective of the success that team had in winning six championships in eight years with Michael Jordan as its star, and it was the scariest sound of opponents in sports in that decade.
This Mets team has its biggest rival of a walk-up to that song, and also Mariano Rivera’s “Enter Sandman” by Metallica and Trevor Hoffman’s walk-up of AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells.” It is one of the many reasons fans look forward to watching Mets games this year.