Big props to the Mets for giving props to Brooklyn's own Adam MCA Yauch, one third of the mighty Beastie Boys, who passed away from cancer Friday at the too young age of 47.
David Wright has been walking up to the plate to Beasties for years...usually Sabotage from Ill Communication. The NY Daily News reported that the whole team changed their tune Friday night:
During Friday's game against Arizona, the Mets paid tribute to the New
York music icon by playing Beasties music when they walked up to the
plate. The idea was hatched and spearheaded by infielder Justin Turner and outfielder Scott Hairston.
David Wright, who usually walks up to the Beasties "Sabotage," used "Brass Monkey" on Friday.
Personally I would have walked up to "Sure Shot." The Beasties were a huge part of 1986 and my freshman year of college...Licensed to Ill and Queens own Run DMC's Rasing Hell were in perpetual rotation, along with Lets Go Mets Go. Back then, sporting a Mets hat was not an ironic gesture. Here are The Beastie Boys rocking the mike on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. RIP MCA: