Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
Yogi Berra

The baseball season has started and I’m finally coming out of hibernation. For those of you who don’t know I am a longtime fan of the Cincinnati Reds. There the oldest team in baseball and I figure they may learn the game soon. This is about another team though.

The N.Y. Mets last year had a lead the National League East most of the season and then had an absolutely spectacular train wreck of a finish to not even make the playoffs. This cost them a lot of fans. I can’t believe that anyone would root for the N.Y. Yankees. It hurts to type that even.

The Mets are trying to draw back fans with a lot of contests and specials. One contest that started on March 31st is to decide what song to play as a sing-a-long in the middle of the 8th inning.
Some of the choices were:

Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”
Bruce Springsteen’s “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”
There were eight more but the contest ended on April 7 and are not on their site anymore.
They also included a place to write in your own choice.

As you may have guessed this attracted the attention of a certain type of web dweller.
digg.com, deadspin.com and fark.com. more than 8000 responses were recorded at dig.com alone.
Last nights Mets opener of their final season in Shay stadium was where the winning song was announced in the 8th inning.
Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz Said the team would play the winning song even if the song isn't a hit with the fans. "Whatever song wins, it will be honored," Horwitz said. "I'm sure it will be a legitimate song."

One of my favorites so far.

The 59,000 Mets fans had a mixed reaction with many boo’s

I found the song fitting though. The team really pissed a lot of fans off last year but there is still a core of true fans.

The lyrics fit if you remember it’s the fans singing.

Were no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitments what I’m thinking of
You wouldn’t get this from any other guy

I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

We’ve know each other for so long
Your hearts been aching
But you’re too shy to say it
Inside we both know what’s been going on
We know the game and were gonna play it

And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don’t tell me you’re too blind to see

Give you up. give you up
Give you up, give you up
Never gonna give
Never gonna give, give you up
Never gonna give
Never gonna give, five you up

I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling
Gotta make you understand

When the Mets played the song they explained how they had been punked.
A 59,000 person Rick Roll. Don’t you just love it?

And now for a public service announcement.

My mission is done here.
posted by Nit Wit at 8:47 AM | Permalink |


  • At 12:57 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    God's gonna get you walter.

  • At 1:10 PM, Blogger Nit Wit

    Some God is going to get us all in the end and they may wish they didn't when they do.

  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger Kalibitch

    that last one is a rick roll isn't it? i am sooooo not clicking on it. i have been training by Sensei RickRoll Woozie.

  • At 6:11 AM, Blogger Kalibitch

    LMAO!!! Okay, now i see why you wanted me to watch it! Federation for the Prevention of Rick Rolling! ~giggling~
    Woozie needs to see this one!