We Want Your Mets Themed Holiday Songs!

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The first submission of a Mets themed holiday sports song has arrived.  It would make New York Post sport columnist Mike Vaccaro proud.  The song was written by a lifetime New York Met fan from Rye, New York, named Robert Fuchs and is called “Let It Snow.”

Met fans have until Wednesday, December 18, to submit their Mets themed holiday song to www.wioxedu@gmail.org.  Writer of songs performed on Friday’s Tip-Off radio show will receive a free “Get Metsmerized” t-shirt.

Thanks, Robert, for getting the Mets themed holiday song submissions started.

As for the rest of our MMO reader’s, let’s get into the spirit, turn your creativity loose, and churn out some more song submissions.

Let’s Go MMO Met Fans!

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He was folksy. He was humble. He was informative. And, he was entertaining.

MetsMerized’s Joe DeCaro mesmerized Tip-Off radio listeners this morning recapping the origins of his acclaimed Fan Site and talking baseball, particularly New York Mets baseball.  Randy VanKeuren, that growling Met Dawg, and I had a blast talking baseball with Joe and can’t thank him enough for carving some time from his busy schedule to join us on WIOX.  You can be assured Joe will get an invite to return to a future show.

Tip-Off is a Friday morning sports radio show heard on WIOX, community radio station, 91.3 F.M.  We broadcast from our studio, in Roxbury, New York, a small community run radio station housed in the Catskill Mountains.  From 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. every Friday morning, the Dawg and I talk sports.  Tip-Off covers sports topics from A to Z; local high school sports, outdoor sports found in the Catskills, unique human interest sport stories, and of course the world of professional sports.  Insufferable New York Met fans, the Dawg and I are often justly accused of slanting the topics we cover toward the orange and blue.  We proudly agree – guilty as charged.

If you’re talking New York Mets baseball or baseball in general it doesn’t get much better than MetMerized’s Joe DeCaro. We swapped stories, we laughed and we listened carefully to Joe’s insightful observations about his Fan Site, the dedicated Met fans who visit his site every day, the world of blogging, and, of course, our Mets.

At the end our the hour I asked Joe for some help.  You see, each Holiday Season our Tip-Off show before Christmas features a segment when the Dawg and I sing, if you can call it that, Holiday Sport Songs written by New York Post sports reporter Mike Vaccaro.

Mike Vacarro’s Post column the Sunday before Christmas every year is built around six or seven reworded Holiday carols or songs describing the state of the New York professional sport franchises.  Mike’s song lyrics are clever, witty, and a whole lot of fun.  With the current state of pro sports in NYC, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with this year.

Our problem, this year the Sunday before Christmas falls on December 22nd.  Our final pre-Christmas Tip-Off show is next Friday, December the 20th.  That means this year it we use Mike’s lyrics it would have to be on a show that comes after Christmas.  Not cool.

The Dawg and I could postpone our Holiday Sport songs for a year.  But, people enjoy listening to us make fools of ourselves.  So, the Dawg and I asked Joe if we might use an MMO post to help us out.

Here’s our idea. Why not send out a challenge to MetsMerized readers to get involved with our Holiday Tip-Off show?  Met fans are creative.  Met fans are inventive.  Met fans can come up with all kinds of imaginative ways to shout our their opinions of their baseball team on MetsMerized every day.

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LETS GO METS FANS! 

Get your creative juices going and put together a Holiday Sport song with a  theme related to our New York Mets that we could use on our December 20 Tip-Off show.  All you have to do is reshape the lyrics of a Holiday favorite around something to do with the Mets, email their song to us, then the Dawg and I will select six or seven to perform on next week’s show.  We’d like your submission to include a short biography with insights or observations about what it means to be a Met fan that we could include when we perform your song on the show.

All this  might be a bit hard to process, so here’s an example of a Holiday Sport Song I wrote and sang on this week’s Tip-Off show for Joe.  It’s called ‘Deck the Stands.’

Deck the stands with ‘orange- and- blue’ streamers

Fah-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah

Sandy’s moves make Met fans dreamers

Fah-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah

A roster graced with brand new faces

Fah-lah-lah, Fah-lah-lah – lah-lah-lah

Adds the Mets to pennant races

Fa-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah, lah-lah-lah-lah.

That’s pretty basic, and I know you can do better than that.  Metsmerized Fans, how about it?.  Let’s see what you’ve got.  Here’s your chance to have a little fun, turn your creativity loose and sound off about the topic that feeds our obsessions, our New York Mets.

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Here’s what you do.

  1.  Put pencil to paper and/or fingers to keys and unlock your creative side to come up with a song.
  2. E-mail the song to wioxedu@gmail.org.
  3. Send your Submissions by 12:00 o’clock, noon, on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
  4. Listen in to the show on Friday, December 20, from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on WIOX, 91.3 F.M. or stream the show on www.wioxradio.org to hear if your song is selected.

Thanks for the help.  Met fans are some of the most creative people in the world.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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Thoughts from Joe D.

Let me just add that the six songs that John and Randy choose will all win a fee Get Metsmerized T-Shirt from our shop as our way of saying thanks for spreading some of your holiday cheer!

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About the Author ()

MMO Minor League Analyst John Bernhardt is a retired public school teacher and administrator, who still coaches high school baseball. Growing up in a Yankees household, Bernhardt was an ardent Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra fan. When the Yankees fired Yogi in his first season as the Bomber manager, curiosity turned to passion when the Mets signed Berra as a player/coach and he has pulled for the Mets ever since. In retirement, John writes the sports for a local weekly, The Catskill Mountain News and hosts Tip-Off, a Friday morning sports hour, from 8:00-9:00 on WIOX, 91.3 F.M.