OMG! Jose Iglesias performs after Mets win | EUROtoday

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Move over, Baha Men, and step apart, Timmy Trumpet. Here comes Candelita — i.e. New York Mets infielder Jose Iglesias.

The custom of musicians showing at Mets video games and performing songs related to the staff took a singular activate Friday night time when Iglesias sang his music “OMG” following a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros in entrance of 32,465 followers at Citi Field.

“New York City!” Iglesias shouted as he walked towards shortstop, a place he’s manned 1,016 occasions in a 12-year huge league profession. “Let’s keep the party gooooooing!”

Iglesias was accompanied by dancers for greater than a minute earlier than teammates — many sporting “OMG” shirts — spilled on to the infield and surrounded him, elevating their arms on the “Oh my God!” refrain. Sean Manaea held aloft an “OMG” signal whereas Harrison Bader, Starling Marte and Mark Vientos captured the efficiency on their cellphones.

“It’s hard to say how I feel,” Iglesias mentioned after within the locker room, the place Jeff McNeil and Francisco Lindor had been nonetheless singing the music. “That was a big deal. Singing in front of great fans and seeing my teammates running up there is just a dream come true.”

Iglesias is a lifelong music fan who wrote “OMG” — which he described to SNY earlier this week as making an attempt to “…maximize the possibility of enjoyment” — and used it as his walkup music upon being recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on May 31.

His new teammates instantly took a liking to Iglesias in addition to his music, which is performed following each Mets homer at Citi Field and after each win. New York is 17-6 since he joined the staff and moved over .500 Friday for the primary time since May 2.

“It’s amazing — I think it’s going to be huge for him,” Mets beginning pitcher Jose Quintana mentioned. “That’s pretty cool, being part of this.”

“And the way we keep playing, I’ll expect to listen to that song at least once or twice every game.”

The music was launched on all streaming platforms Friday, per week forward of schedule.

“I think it’s a special occasion,” mentioned Mets supervisor Carlos Mendoza, who wore an “OMG” shirt to his pregame information convention. “You’ve got an active player that is also releasing a song that is becoming very popular.”

Now the Mets will hope for higher post-concert luck for Iglesias and the remainder of his teammates.

The Baha Men carried out “Who Let The Dogs Out?” — the anthem for the NL champion Mets — previous to Game 4 of the 2000 World Series, however Derek Jeter homered on Bobby Jones’ first pitch simply minutes later and the Yankees gained the subsequent two video games to clinch their third straight title.

On Aug. 31, 2022, the saxophonist Timmy Trumpet performed “Narco,” the doorway music for nearer Edwin Díaz, as Díaz jogged in for a save alternative in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers. While Díaz tossed an ideal ninth inning to shut out a 2-1 win, the Mets squandered a three-game NL East lead in September, misplaced the division title to the Atlanta Braves and had been eradicated in a wild-card collection.

Iglesias, who’s hitting .389 in 36 at-bats, mentioned he wouldn’t have carried out the music Friday if the Mets misplaced.

“How many emotions were there? A lot,” Iglesias mentioned. “The way my teammates reacted and the fans and everything that’s going on — it’s just a perfect storm and I’m just glad to be in it.”