To Desha Tosar
FOX Sports MLB Writer
New York – You can never predict baseball, but this was not Mets I would have scripted it.
Australian musician and DJ Timmy Trumpet was in attendance for the series opener between the Dodgers and Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night. Trumpet planned to play Edwin Diaz’s entrance song “Narco” in front of 40,607 fans by trumpet and his Dutch DJ duo Blasterjaxx. However, it can only happen if Diaz joins the game.
With the Mets trailing the Dodgers 4-3 from the seventh inning to the final, New York manager Buck Showalter had no reason to call his trusted bullpen a closer. So Diaz remained idle at the pen and trumpet… well, he got the experience of a lifetime from his trip to Citi Field.
“This is the first baseball game I’ve ever been to,” Trumpet said in a distinctly Australian accent. “But I can assure you, I’m officially a lifelong Mets fan.”
Diaz started using “Narco” as a warm-up song in 2018 while playing for the Seattle Mariners. The team gave him a choice of 4 of his songs or 5 of his songs. Later that year, he won the American League’s Mariano Rivera Relief Player of the Year Award for his major league-leading 57 saves that season.
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However, in 2019, Diaz’s first year with the Mets, the Closer scrapped “Narco” in favor of a Puerto Rican song. Closer didn’t introduce the trumpet to Queens until after he suggested he return to the . Only Diaz’s teammates and reporters in the press box could imagine what those upbeat riffs would sound like at a sold-out Citi Field.
Trumpet recently told Fox Sports, “The crowd is getting wilder. When he walks onto that mound, it’s like a party.” “Nothing makes me happy! That’s exactly what this song is about.”
This year, Diaz and “Nalco” took off as the Mets were No. 1 in the National League East for 121 days, fans flooded in flushing night after night. Trumpet said that when he and Blasterjax first collaborated on the song, they imagined horses galloping into battle. Diaz, jogging from the bullpen to the mound while ringing the , brought that vision to life.
Trumpet told FOX Sports that he first learned of the popularity of “Narco” in baseball when “an absolute legend named Edwin Diaz” caught the attention of his label. The touring trumpeter, who is also from Puerto Rico, his manager, a big Mets closer fan, kept telling the Australian musician that Diaz had dominated the team. The trumpeter said he only needed one video of the field crowd’s reaction to Diaz jogging onto the field to “Narco” and he understood his music and the turbulent environment Closer created. I was able to do.
“It’s absolutely insane,” Trumpet said Tuesday in front of the Mets dugout. He’s very professional.He could do this with any song.Supporters and everyone supporting ‘Narco’ by adding this track to their playlist. But most importantly, he chose it, so I want to thank Diaz.”
Trumpet reached out to Diaz this season when the song went viral about five years after its release and the two connected. The artist said Diaz has promised to join one of his sets at the upcoming festival. I came.
The trumpets didn’t get a chance to play live on Tuesday night, but brought out the shiny gold trumpets for a few practice sessions at the nearly empty Citi Field before the game. Diaz interrupted the trumpet’s pre-match workout and gave him the number 39 jersey with “TRUMPET” written on his back. The trumpet also flew into the arms of outfielder Tyler Naquin after he threw the first pitch on Tuesday.
During the 7th inning, Trumpet surprised fans by playing an instrumental version of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”. He said it wasn’t until
“It’s actually pretty cool to be in a stadium where you can hear it echo like that,” he said. [got] I get goosebumps now. I just played Tomorrowland. We leave for Singapore on Thursday. We are constantly turning. But in America, nothing as big as this would have been possible without Diaz. I am thrilled to be here. “
Trumpet’s guest appearance at the Mets was originally limited to Tuesdays.
And if the Mets run the postseason and win the National League pennant, the Trumpet’s future has another trip to America.
“I can’t wait to see Diaz play this in the World Series to win,” Trumpet said.
Deesha Thosar is an MLB writer for FOX Sports. She previously covered the Mets for the New York Daily News. Follow @ @ on Twitter.dishatsaar.
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