During Monday's game against the Marlins, the Yoenis Cespedes Tour of Joy and Wonder graduated from impromptu golf clinics and noble steeds to walk-up songs. Specifically, Disney-related walk-up songs:
And then, just a few hours later, Cespedes -- no doubt inspired by the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky -- stepped up with the score tied in the 10th and launched a towering walk-off homer to give New York a 2-1 win. There was much rejoicing: Bats were flipped ...
... crowns were fashioned out of bubble gum buckets:
But Yo doesn't just hit walk-offs -- he bestows gifts. And so, on such a special occasion, Cespedes made sure his souvenir wouldn't be hit in the direction of an ordinary Mets fan. It ended up sailing toward one very particular Mets fan, who just happened to be wearing a Simba costume:
Simba has Cespedes HR ball hit right at him. Can't make this stuff up. Cespedes' walk up song is Lion King theme. pic.twitter.com/wLNwqLDS8I- Brandon Hanna (@BrandonHanna07) August 30, 2016
Let it never be said that the Baseball Gods lack a sense of irony/musical theater.