I’m begining to suspect that Jay Horowitz has some kind of grudge against the Mets’ All-Star third baseman. Last summer, the club did nothing to prevent Wright from associating himself with a shadowy, feces-ingesting cult. Over the winter, Wright was encouraged to adopt a foppish pose for an unfortunate GQ magazine pictorial. And today, the Mets have introduce an online poll designed to select new at-bat muzak for Wright (link courtesy Jon Solomon).
Fans can log on to Mets.com and select from the 50 songs whose genres range from classic rock, to hip hop, to alternative. The first round of voting will conclude Wednesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. when the top votes will be pared down to 20. Fans will have the opportunity to vote April 2-6 to determine the final four songs that will be played throughout the season when Wright comes to bat at Shea.
Amongst the choices on offer, M.I.A.’s “Galang”, the Stone Temple Pilots’ “Crackerman” (yes!), the Piazza-esque “Paradise City”, the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army”, the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” (presumably, the Bee Gees’ version didn’t crack the top 50) and inexplicably, “The Theme To The A-Team”.
Curiously, no selections from Flushing natives The Ramones, nor classics from Wright’s home state of Virgina (Honor Role’s “Skippy”?) made the cut.