Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 31: Musician Timmy Trumpet performs his song "Narco" as Edwin Diaz #39 of the New York Mets takes the mound during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field on August 31, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball needs more fun in their game.  Last night, not only did the LA Dodgers and New York Mets put on a show in a potential NLCS matchup, they made it fun.

The Mets won the game 2-1.

Starting with another stingy performance by Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets hit every note Wednesday night in a scintillating show at pulsing Citi Field.  Brandon Nimmo saved the Mets with an incredible catch atop the center-field fence, and Edwin Díaz entered to Timmy Trumpet’s before closing out the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 2-1 victory.

Who is Timmy Trumpet?

The Australian-born musician was at the ballpark with trumpet in hand for the second consecutive night to accompany Diaz’s appearance with a live version of his song ”Narco.”  That tune has become wildly popular as the reliever’s entrance tune during a dominant season.

It’s almost like a cut from the movie “Major League,” with Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn summoned from the bullpen to “give ’em the heater” as the crowd goes crazy.  Then, most Mets fans remain standing, roaring and rocking with each pitch as a pumped-up Díaz often strikes out the side to secure another win.

As fans rose from their seats in anticipation, Trumpet emerged from under the stands on the third base side wearing Diaz’s No. 39 on a black Mets shirt and blared the familiar ”Narco” notes to roars from the crowd as the All-Star closer jogged in from the bullpen.

New York mascots Mr. and Mrs. Met danced and played along with their toy trumpets, too, before Diaz made quick work of the 2-3-4 hitters in the Dodgers’ powerful lineup for his 29th save in 32 chances.

Major League Baseball Needs More Fun

This is the kind of stuff that needs to be injected into Major League Baseball.  They need to get a younger audience watching the game.  Wednesday night’s game only took 2 hours and 19 minutes!  That’s a great start.  You add in Timmy Trumpet in the 9th?.  Wow!  That’s a fun night.

I would like this to be my walk up song every morning when I get up.  I think today on Shemon and Sheppard, Timmy Trumpet’s “Narco” should lead off the show!

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