The Mets have a new stadium that is slated to open next season and there are all kinds of ‘last season’ happenings in honor of the current dump. Most of them dubious given we’re talking about an uninspired relic of architecture in Flushing that is going to be missed by nobody. Growing up we used to say that Shea looks like a pizza pie with a slice taken out — that slice transported to Jones Beach for an amphitheater of equally sad aesthetics contrasting with the beachy environs.
Anywhoo…a scroll through the interweb is all one needs to see there is no shortage of pranksters trying to leave their mark on the final season before the wrecking ball. Now, the steamrolling Rickroll prank has its sights on occupying the 8th inning song slot at the stadium.
Currently at Mets.com, the team is asking fans to vote from 10 choices, including a write-in option, to elect a new eighth-inning sign-a-long song, which could potentially replace Sweet Caroline.
Anyone else not the least bit offended by this one? In fact I would much rather have Astley’s hit over the Fenway borrowed “Sweet Caroline”. Talk about unoriginal.
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”