Wilmer Flores loves the Backstreet Boys? The Mets reveal their eclectic taste in music
On Friday, The New York Times reported breaking news from inside the Mets' clubhouse:
1. Wilmer Flores loves the Backstreet Boys.
2. Yoenis Cespedes listens to Tim McGraw before he goes to sleep.
Both of those fun facts come via James Wagner's story on the Mets players' eclectic tastes in music. In the essential read, Wagner learned how the Mets have introduced each other to different genres that they otherwise might have never gotten into -- which is how you get Cespedes jamming country songs (though he tends toward "more of the romantic ones, slower and softer") and
Not that Flores' BSB fandom is a surprise: The Mets' collective appreciation of A.J., Nick, Howie, Brian and Kevin is well-documented. And as
We did notice, however, that "The Lion King" soundtrack was conspicuosly absent from the Times' story.
Read the full story here for more, including a breakdown of the Mets' pre-game music themes -- which feature four-foot speakers and "Michael Jackson Monday."