This Beat Slaps
Edwin Diaz is back and apparently so is his hilarious entrance music
We've had plenty of fun at the Mets expense over the last few years, particularly at closer Edwin Diaz's expense. It's his own fault for blowing save after save, often in excruciating fashion, thus providing us with hilarious content.
So far in 2021, though, Diaz has shown shades of his 2018 self, a season in which he made the AL All Star team as a Seattle Mariner. He struck out 124 batters that year and led the MLB in saves with 57.
Goes without saying that it's still far too early to crown him a lockdown closer again, but he's had three very strong showings in his four appearances so far this year. His best outing came on Wednesday night at Citi Field, where the Mets beat the Philadelphia Philles for a third straight time. It wasn't a save situation, but Diaz still shut them down, striking out two of the three batters he faced to finish off a 5-1 win.
That's not why we're here, though. We're here because before Diaz even threw a pitch, he made an absolutely hilarious entrance to a song featuring a trumpet solo. Who knew a guy known for catastrophically blowing saves had such great entrance music:
I mean, how can you not laugh at the absurdity of that? But also, at the same time, it's a fire beat. Apparently, Diaz used this back in his Mariners days, which were obviously very good. The song is called "Narco" by Blasterjaxx and .... you're going to love this ... Timmy Trumpet. Of course.
According to Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo, Diaz went back to "Narco" in the middle of last season, and promptly began pitching well again. During Spring Training in early March, Diaz said he'd be bringing it back for good. Smart move. Hopefully it lasts. We know how quickly Mets fans can jump on and off a bandwagon. A few blown saves in big spots and suddenly this beat won't slap so hard anymore.