The New York Mets paid tribute to the late hip-hop artist Adam Yauch during Friday night's game at Citi Field by playing all Beastie Boy tunes as each player's walk-up songs.
The Brooklyn-bred Yauch— who died of cancer earlier in the day at age 47— was one of the band's co-founders— with Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond— and a New York icon and big sports fan. Music fans know the pioneering hip-hop prankster by his stage name of MCA.
During the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, each player walked up to the plate to music by the trailblazing trio. The idea was hatched by infielder Justin Turner and outfielder Scott Harrison.
David Wright— who usually walks up to the plate with the Beastie Boys "Sabotage" blasting throughout the stadium used "Brass Monkey" last night.
The remainder of the playlist for the players icluded: Ruben Tejada: "Intergalactic"; Daniel Murphy: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"; 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.'"
Where's "Cooky Puss?"
The Mets really got it right last night by honoring Yauch with the party soundtrack of a generation.
The Beastie Boys were just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.