The New York Mets and Edwin Diaz popularized a song last season.
“Narco”, by Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet, was the closer’s go-to song for his entrance.
It was really cool, and fans at Citi Field certainly enjoyed it.
It was such a hit that the Mets brought Timmy Trumpet himself to perform on a save appearance by Diaz.
Over the years, closers have chosen entrance songs to feel energized, empowered, focused, and identified.
They feel at home, and go to the mound with that mentality needed to thrive in the ninth inning.
New York Yankees and MLB legend Mariano Rivera had a popular entrance song, perhaps the most famous in the game at the time.
It was “Enter Sandman” by Metallica, one of the most popular heavy metal songs of all time.
He made it his, and he made history with it.
When asked about how his song and Diaz’s compared, the only unanimous Hall of Famer said there was just no comparison.
“Mariano Rivera on how Edwin Diaz’s walkout song compares to his: ‘There’s no comparison… that song was there for 17 years and many championships. So, it’s no comparison,'” FOX Sports MLB tweeted.
Mariano Rivera on how Edwin Diaz's walkout song compares to his:
"There's no comparison… that song was there for 17 years and many championships. So, it's no comparison."
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) February 15, 2023
It was a rare outburst of self-confidence by the usually low-profile Rivera.
We are not saying it was bad by any means: quite the contrary.
It’s nice to see the “GOAT” of closers defend his point of view.
Rivera is the all-time saves leader with 652 and won five World Series, so he kind of has a point.
Diaz is also historically great, or at least was in 2022 with a 1.31 ERA and 118 strikeouts.
That, for a reliever, is something unheard of.
Not even Mariano struck out that many people.
Still, when it comes to entrance songs, “Enter Sandman” still has a special place in MLB history.NEXT: Aaron Boone Shares Potential Frankie Montas Return Timetable