I went to the Mets game last night. They lost 5-2 and were miserable to watch. The most exciting thing that happened was a stray cat run through the outfield during the 6th inning. Funny thing though...every time Jose Reyes stepped up to the plate 40,000 heads would let out a spirited adaptation of the "ole, ole, ole" chant adapted to "Jose, Jose, Jose".
It was pretty cool to hear since we don't get that many voices singing in unison on our shores very often. It was almost like some sort of sports-culture olive branch was being passed. And being in Queens I saw soooo much soccer wear that it was downright shocking; DC United jackets, an Argentina track top, a guy with an ESC scarf, and some idiot with a sleeveless Barcelona shirt (it was 35 degrees out). Maybe those guys that are always talking about putting a team in Queens are onto something.
Since I was in New York and at a Mets game I thought maybe I could adapt some old Metrostars songs to fit the occasion; Mets and Metrostars are similar enough so a few things sorta worked. But trying to fit Philadelphia (their opponents on the night) into a song was damn hard work....there's just too many syllables and I didn't have a thesaurus with me.
That being said, the Sons of Ben have their work cut out for them should a team actually materialize for them to support. Trying to find a word that rhymes with "Philadelphia" is like trying to find a word that rhymes with "orange". Personally, I think they should retain the services of a really talented MC to ghost-write their rhymes for them.
I mean Philly has got some real MC's right? So somebody should really think about getting Black Thought and Malik B. from The Roots on this shit stat! It might take them longer to come up with the rhyme than it will take Philly to come up with an owner/investor, and a stadium.