NEW YORK (BVM) – Unfortunately for Mets fans, Timmy Trumpet did not perform a live rendition of “Narco” on Tuesday night.
But the Mets’ organization did their best to give the Australian trumpet player a memorable time attending his first baseball game. They let him meet all of the players prior to the game and also had him throw out the first pitch.
Timmy Trumpet takes the mound at Citi Field for the @Mets first pitch 🎺🎺🎺
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They also had him perform “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch.
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While many baseball fans have recently been introduced to Diaz’s walkout song, he has used it dating back to his days in Seattle.
He started using the song during his second year with the Mariners, where he had a 2.64 ERA and 109 saves in three seasons. But when Diaz was traded to New York prior to the 2019 season, he opted to use a different song.
In the season that he did not use “Narco”, he had a 5.59 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP, both career highs.
In 2020, Diaz switched back to his original song. However with no fans in the stands, the musical entrance did not receive much attention. But his on the field performance did.
Whether it was a coincidence or not, Diaz returned to his dominant self, registering a 1.75 ERA, and 50 strikeouts in 25.2 innings.
As fans began to return to the stands late in the 2021 season, it was a quick hit amongst Mets fans and now with his All-Star season in 2022, it has gained national recognition.
Even though fans did not get to experience the song live, Timmy Trumpet did not rule out coming back to Citi Field during the postseason.
It will be a Mets fan’s dream to have a lead in a game in October, then to hear the blaring trumpets to unleash their All-Star closer.