Trumpet-fueled ‘Narco’ song for Edwin Díaz is baseball’s latest craze: NPR


New York Mets Edwin Díaz and musician Timmy Trumpet pose for a photo before a game between the Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field in New York on August 30.

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Trumpet-fueled 'Narco' song for Edwin Díaz is baseball's latest craze: NPR

New York Mets Edwin Díaz and musician Timmy Trumpet pose for a photo before a game between the Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field in New York on August 30.

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

If you’ve never heard it before, prepare for an earworm.

“Narco”, by Australian musician Timmy Trumpet and Dutch DJ duo Blasterjaxx, has become an attraction in its own right at New York Mets games of late.

It’s the backing music for star relief pitcher Edwin Díaz, whose recent success on the mound has grown with fan fervor for his entrance tune.

The dance hit with an infectious trumpet line and driving bass became so popular with baseball fans that the Mets invited Timmy Trumpet onto the field to play the music live during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers end of August.

More often, however, it’s the New York team mascots – Mr. and Mrs. Met – who contort themselves playing fake trumpets during the song as it echoes through Citi Field in Queens. Some fans are also joining us.

Today, “Narco” is played in the world of sports, college football marching bands to speakers at NHL games.

With the Mets entering the MLB playoffs and Díaz poised to play a key role in team strategy, the song isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

“Narco” was released in 2017, but the song is enjoying a new wave of popularity thanks to Díaz, with the song recently topping Spotify’s viral charts.

“It’s really out of this world, especially since it’s a track that’s been out for five years already,” said Blasterjaxx member Thom Jongkind. The New York Post in August.

“Usually when you put a track out…it takes, like, a semester or a year tops. Now, after five years, it goes back,” he added.

Not everyone is a fan. In early September, comedian Jerry Seinfeld said the team’s recent struggles could be attributed to “Narco” and Timmy Trumpet’s on-field performance, Yahoo! Sport reported.

“I blame that stupid trumpet performance,” Seinfeld said on social media. “Celebrating in season. We haven’t won anything yet. Bad mojo.”

Díaz, 28, was traded to the Mets by the Seattle Mariners in 2018. He struggled to thrive in New York at first, but has since become baseball’s best player, according to ESPN.

Born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, Díaz returned to the island to assist in relief efforts after natural disasters and to organize baseball clinics for Little League players.

He will represent Puerto Rico at the World Baseball Classic in March.




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