So, here we are. The New York Mets take on the Chicago Cubs for a ticket to the World Series. Two (for the most part, Mets fans) tortured organizations ready to do battle and only thing really matters to the masses.
Who has has the better fight song?
As a neutral party, I truly have to admit they are both superb rallying cries, in fact probably the best two in baseball.
“Meet the Mets” captures the yesteryear pitch of getting the family and “kiddies” to the late Shea Stadium. Before all the hippies took over and ruined everything, it was an Americana orchestra at purest form.
Yes, it’s outdated as they play in Citifield, but the dubbing in of “The money grubbing Wilpon Palace” probably wouldn’t work well. But, give the Mets credit for sticking to to a classic. There’s something about that awful 1960’s record player audio that transcends time.
In the other corner is the Chicago Cubs and “Go, Cubs, Go”. In my opinion, this one is much more catchy overall. It has that feel that you can drink a beer, have a smoke with friends, as you wallow the tune together and wonder where specifically you went wrong in life becoming a Cubs fan.
It’s a folksy song that plays well in Middle America and written by Steve Goodman with a little Randy Newman/Paul Anka feel. However, one part bothers me deeply:
“Baseball time is here again.You can catch it all on WGN”
Money makes the world go round, but don’t you dare add TV call letters to my fight song. I get that’s where the Cubs were broadcast for ions, but that doesn’t make it right.
Because of this I declare the Mets the winner of the makeshift “Battle of the Bands”.
Enjoy the series because believe it or not-One of these teams is actually going to the World Series!
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