Despite 5 Million Fan Votes, NY Mets Veto “Rick Roll”

In a shameful move the New York Mets have decided to opt against playing Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” the clear winner in their online fan vote to determine what song would replace Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” as the new eighth-inning sing-along tune.

The Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up” received over 5 million fan votes from sites like Digg.com and won by an overwhelming margin but as NY Daily News reporter Adam Rubin says The Mets didn’t care about our vote.

“Rather than commit to that as the new eighth-inning song since it probably doesn’t reflect the fan base’s wishes, the Mets will play the top six selections once apiece during the first six games of their home stand. The one that draws the largest crowd response will stick.

The other songs that made the cut, in descending vote order: “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi; “I’m a Believer,” the Monkees; “Movin’ Out,” Billy Joel; “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond; and “Build Me Up Buttercup,” the Foundations.” [NY Daily News]

If you would like to protest The Mets terrible terrible terrible PR decision to deny Rick Astley and our worthy internet votes you can contact:

Jay Horwitz, Vice President, Media Relations
New York Mets
718-565-4330; jhorwitz@nymets.com

or

Billy Harner
Media Relations Coordinator
bharner@nymets.com

It takes only minutes to do and if enough people follow though maybe The Mets will choose to be fair and include Rick Astley in the applause vote.

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