More Croc Rock!

Cover for Elton John single Crocodile RockAs mentioned in the MetsToday postgame (#157) notes, the Shea Stadium organist broke into a rendition of Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” at the end of the eighth inning during the most recent loss to the Nationals.

First of all, it was great NOT to hear Sweet Caroline — which as every respecting baseball fan knows, is a Fenway Park tradition and has no business being played in any other parks. But more importantly, the Mets exploded for six runs a half inning after Crocodile Rock was being tapped out on the keyboard. Anyone see the connection?

I, for one, hereby demand that Crocodile Rock be played at the end of every eighth inning at Shea from now on. And perhaps there should be some consideration to playing the tune after EVERY inning, if we think it may incite a rally. We have nothing to lose at this point, and it’s certainly less annoying than a jumping monkey. If a fish can save Pittsburgh, perhaps a crocodile can save New York.

All in favor, say, AYE!

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  1. sincekindergarten September 26, 2007 at 3:58 am

    At this stage of the season, whatever works.

  2. Timo September 26, 2007 at 12:55 pm
    I for one enjoy the sweet caroline but the “croc rock” was also very
    enjoyable. I could just imagine that Keith Hernandez had made the request
    since he is a lover of his crocs.