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Mets’ series finale against Reds sounds a lot different

On the first Women’s Day at Citi Field, many of the Mets players looked differently before the game, sporting shirts with “Women in Baseball” written across the back.

The game itself sounds differently, too.

Thirteen Mets players changed their walk-up music to celebrate a female artist before they hosted the Reds on Wednesday. Taijuan Walker, the Mets’ starting pitcher, warmed up to “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé.

The others:

Pete Alonso: “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks

Mark Canha: “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette

Eduardo Escobar: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé

Beyoncé during the Academy Awards on March 27, 2022
Beyoncé during the Academy Awards on March 27, 2022
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Luis Guillorme: “Juice” by Lizzo

Francisco Lindor: “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJs

Starling Marte: “Inolvidable” by Jenni Rivera

James McCann: “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton and “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

Jeff McNeil: “What Dreams Are Made Of” by Hilary Duff

Tomas Nido: “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

Brandon Nimmo: “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” by Shania Twain

Darin Ruf: “We R Who We R” by Kesha

Daniel Vogelbach: “Milkshake” by Kelis

The Spice Girls in 1997
The Spice Girls in 1997

Before the game, the Mets hosted a panel that featured women in the club’s front office, including director of major league operations Elizabeth Benn, director of revenue innovation & strategy Janaki Cash, executive director of broadcasting & special events Lorraine Hamilton, vice president of ballpark operations Sue Lucchi and Erica Scherzer, Max’s wife. The panel was hosted by Mets in-game host Emily Reppert.

Queens native Olivia Pichardo, a baseball pitcher who recently was named to the 2022 Women’s National Baseball Team, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

“It means a lot to me and our organization,” manager Buck Showalter said of the first celebration of women in sports. “It’s been something that’s just a given – why wouldn’t it be? And why hasn’t it been? I mean, we’ve won games this year I think sometimes [because of] contributions we’ve had from people in the organization that happen to be women.

Francisco Lindor during the Mets' win over the Reds on Aug. 9, 2022.
Francisco Lindor during the Mets’ win over the Reds on Aug. 9, 2022.

“I hope we get to the point where there’s not a need for this recognition. But right now, there is. So it’s very important.”

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