Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bring On Your Wrecking Ball: New Bruce Springsteen song suits the Mets

Last night, Squawker Lisa and I went to see Springsteen begin the last set of concerts ever at Giants Stadium before it is torn down. To commemorate the event, Springsteen debuted a new song written specifically for the occasion:

Bring on your wrecking ball
Take your best shot
Lemme see what you've got
Bring on your wrecking ball

Getting swept by the Nationals. Frankie gives up a walkoff grand slam for the second time. And to top it all off, Jose Reyes likely needs surgery. Looks like we've found our new eighth-inning singalong.

Bring on your wrecking ball.
Video: Bruce Springsteen performs his new song Wrecking Ball at Giants Stadium

1 comment:

Uncle Mike said...

Bruce may have written it while the Mets were up and the Yanks were down (1973 or '74), but it sure sounds like he's describing the current Mets:

The highway's jammed with broken heroes
on a last chance power drive.
Everybodys out on the run tonight
but there's no place left to hide.

No place left? They've already found all the new hiding places at Pity Field?

Yeah, bring on the wrecking ball. Tear it down and start all over, just like they did with the ballpark. David Wright can't help them anymore. Carlos Beltran can't help them anymore. Jose Reyes may never help anyone anymore. And who did Omar Minaya ever help but himself?

I'm just a lonely pilgrim.
I walk this world in wealth.
I wanna know, is this you I don't trust?
'Cause I damn sure don't trust myself.
Now you play the winning ballclub.
I play the faithful fan.
Make sure that when you catch that ball
you use both of your hands.

I know, that's not how it goes, but the other day someone said Luis Castillo goes to his left about as well as Fox News does. Best Met putdown line of the season.

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