As you may have heard, Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away yesterday at the age of 47. Along with Ad-Rock and Mike D, MCA was a founding member of seminal hip-hop group the Beastie Boys. Besides being music legends, the Brooklyn-based trio are also noted Mets’ fans — and their favorite team honored MCA during a game against the Diamondbacks.
To honor the man who helped put Brooklyn on the music map, each Met batter changed his at-bat entrance to a Beastie Boys song.
Here’s what each player had playing when they stepped to plate:
Ruben Tejada: “Intergalactic”
Daniel Murphy: “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
David Wright: “Brass Monkey”
Lucas Duda: “The New Style”
Scott Hairston: “Root Down”
Ike Davis: “Fight For Your Right (To Party)”
Andres Torres: “So What’cha Want”
Josh Thole: “Make Some Noise”
Dillon Gee: “Body Movin’”
It should be noted that Wright has already used “Brass Monkey” as his intro song before, so +1000 style points to him. “Intergalactic” is also a good choice for getting pumped for an at-bat, as is “Fight For Your Right.” Really, there isn’t a bad choice in the bunch.
There’s video of a few players walking out to their song here. And though it would have been nice for the Mets to also get a win in honor of MCA (they lost to the D’Backs 5-4), Yauch was a Mets’ fan, after all — he knows how unlikely that would have been.
For more information on the life and death of Yauch, you can read an obituary in the Brooklyn Eagle here (full disclosure: I wrote it).