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Thursday, September 10, 2009

What Jeff Francoeur and George Strait have in common

I was trying to figure out what Mets player Jeff Francouer's at-bat songs were - they're country, of course; I think one of them is Kenny Chesney, and one is by Brad Paisley, but I don't know which songs they are.

But while I didn't find the song titles via a web search, I did come across this interview, which describes Francoeur's love of country music:

Q – What is one thing that most people don’t know about Jeff Francouer?

“That I want to be a country music singer worse than you could ever imagine. I would actually give up my baseball talent to be a country music singer and most people don’t know that.”

It was at this point that he told me about one of his habits when he is out in the outfield. He said that when he is standing there and no balls are coming his way, he has been known to start singing a country tune every now and then, sometimes singing a classic George Strait tune to pass the time until he is involved in the action.

Maybe that's what the rest of the Mets need to do - sing George Strait songs to pass the time! I have a few suggestions of Strait songs for Francoeur and the Mets to sing:
  • Fool-Hearted Memory
  • A Fire I Can't Put Out
  • Let's Fall to Pieces Together
  • Famous Last Words of a Fool
  • I Cross My Heart
  • I'd Like to Have That One Back
  • Today My World Slipped Away
  • We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This
  • The Chill of An Early Fall
  • I've Come to Expect It From You

Come to think of it, country music and the Mets have a lot in common - misery!

And there is one Strait song that best fits how the team - and their fans - must feel right now: "I Hate Everything."

What do you think? Leave us a comment!

6 comments:

Ed Leyro said...

Time for the Mets to load up the pickup truck and head on down the dirt road to the offseason...

Great post, Lisa. As a Mets fan, I hate to say it, but George Strait would probably have a higher on-base percentage then Jeff Francoeur.

Jorge Says No! said...

Forget George Strait, Francoeur needs to listen to any song with the word walk in it.

Uncle Mike said...

"Worse than you can ever imagine"? I don't know, Jeff, Met fans can imagine a lot of worse.

I wrote this a few years ago, to the tune of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues":

I hear the train a-comin'
it's rollin' 'round the bend
and I ain't seen my team win since
I don't know when.
I'm stuck in Flushing Meadow
and time keeps draggin' on.
But that train keeps a-rollin'
to Port Washington.

When I was just a baby
my mama told me, "Son
always cheer the Yankees
you know they're Number 1."
But I came to Flushing Meadow
to watch Doctor K
and when I hear that whistle blowin'
I know I'm gonna pay.

I'll bet there's rich folks eatin'
in the Bronx luxury seats
they're prob'ly watchin' Torre
lead a team that can't be beat.
Well, I know I had it comin'
since bleach in '93
but the Yanks won in 2000
and that's what tortures me.

Well, if I board the Number 7
to the Lexington Av'nue Line
bet I'd ride up to The Bronx
and make up for lost time.
Far from Flushing Meadow
that's where I want to stay.
And I'd watch the New York Yankees
blow the league away.

will said...

johnny cash is rolling around in his grave while giving you the middle finger.

Susan said...

Hmm...

Songs with the words "walk" in it.

How about the class Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walking."

Aerosmith's "Walk This Way".

The Blackbyrds' "Walking in Rhythm"

By the way, I do know two of his country at-bat songs:

"Summertime" by Kenny Chesney and "Chicken Fried" by the Zac Brown Band.

Don't you love how, when a team's doing poorly all of these peripheral side-bar stories start appearing?

I guess it's something to pass the time until 2010...or whenever we have a viable team again.

metsfanatic said...

You forgot this George Strait song:
"Same kind of crazy"