As New York Mets losses continue to pile up, it’s fitting that today is Lucas Duda Growth Chart giveaway day at CitiField but yesterday was a very special day at the ballpark. As part of their post-game summer concert series, the Steve Miller Band performed at the conclusion of Mets-Reds. Today is a tribute to the band, who oddly enough isn’t in the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame, as some of their greatest hits are paired to the current Mets roster.
Jungle Love Five men hail from the Dominican Republic, three from Venezuela, and others hail from Colombia and Panama and while these nationalities dot every MLB roster, Mets scouts and management have “jungle love” and it’s drivin’ me mad and makin’ me crazy.
Dance, Dance, Dance This one is dedicated to GM Sandy Alderson who tangos with the media in a vague manner that must drive the fan base insane, waltzes with the Wilpons to spin the corporate paradigm, and two-steps around criticism enough to still have a job with the team.
Swingtown This current compilation of Mets would have a difficult time scoring at a 1970’s sex party. A Flushing redux of this song would be entitled Swing-and-a-miss-Town given the Mets bottom-dwelling offensive rankings. As Steve Miller says, they may not get another chance and they’ve got to get down to swingtown.
Abracadabra It seems like “Captain America” misses significant time due to injury every other year and for that, David Wright gets paired with a song title associated with a magician’s directive. POOF! Now you see him, now you don’t.
Take The Money And Run Like Jason Bay and so many others before him, Curtis Granderson is on the books for $16 million and hasn’t lived anywhere up to his contract. Michael Cuddyer is underperforming at age 38 and $8M per causing many fans of the blue and orange to sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube.
Rock’N Me Opposing players have stepped into the batter’s box against Dillon Gee in Phoenix, Arizona all the way to Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A. among other National League cities to the tune of a .329 batting average. Gee cleared waivers meaning nobody else wanted him and is now taking up space in minor league affiliate Las Vegas,
Jet Airliner Leavin’ home, out on the road, they’ve been down before and Los Mets don’t seem to be getting any better every time they get on their 707 bound for opposing cities. The Mets have only won four road games over two months and are definitely putting fans through hell before they get to heaven.
Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash This is a little known 1974 song by the band but sums up the Ponzi-involved Wilpons perfectly. Karma is a bitch as I suspect there will be no turn of fortune for these penny-pinching douche bags for as long as they own the team–“and there ain’t no need in your hangin’ around”.