The New York Mets’ annual slide into obscurity (and/or fourth place in the National League East) is already well under way, so it’s a bit of a surprise that the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas has decided that now is the perfect time to announce his plans to pen a theme song for the team.
Anyway, in the new issue of Rolling Stone, Casablancas expressed his desire to write a new TV theme for the Mets, saying that he’s overflowing with ideas to spice up their broadcasts.
“I’m totally serious,” he says. “I have some ideas, I have to see if they like it. I’ve got a jar stuffed with songs, all these ideas that are just me humming into a recording device.”
Funny, that’s exactly how Giuseppe Franco began his partnership with the team too. A spokesperson for the Mets did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment on the issue — it’s been a pretty busy season for their press department — but Rolling Stone did reach out to SNY broadcaster (and Mets legend) Keith Hernandez to get his take on the situation. And as it turns out, he loves the idea. After all, he’s a fan of Casablancas’ work (more proof that Keith Hernandez is awesome.)
“As a Strokes fan, I would get a kick out of hearing what Julian can do with the song,” Hernandez told the mag. “It could be interesting and I am sure baseball fans, and especially Mets fans, would enjoy hearing it.”