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  • Who was there on Opening Day 4/8/08?

    I have a question about the 8th inning and I would like an answer from someone who was actually there:

    They said the largest prank ever was held at Shea in the 8th inning.... we were RickRolled??? Seriously?? What was the reaction of the fans??

    **** for those of who have no idea what I'm talking about or wondering what the heck a RickRoll is...

    To be RickRolled is to be lured to a very interesting link...only to be unwittingly directed to Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up video on YouTube or another hosting site.

    Here's Wiki's answer of a RickRoll...

    A rickroll is a prank played on an unsuspecting web surfer. To be rickrolled is when browsing a website (especially a discussion forum or comment board), one comes across a link expecting it to lead to one thing, but finds something completely different when the link is clicked.

    The name Rick refers to 80s pop singer Rick Astley. The standard rickroll generally involves someone posting a link claiming it leads to something quite interesting, but actually linking to a video of Mr. Astley singing "Never Gonna Give You Up." This is usually considered a major let-down.

    The practice began as a variant of an earlier prank originating from the imageboard 4chan called duckrolling, in which a link to a popular celebrity or news item would instead lead to a photoshopped picture of a duck with wheels."


    It is a bizarre internet phenomenon that is even starting to creep it's way into the "real world." On April 4, 2008 many web communities, originating with Fark.com, urged their readers to vote "Never Gonna Give You Up" for the 8th inning sing-along at Shea Stadium for the New York Mets season. The Mets posted a web poll to select a song, and left a blank field for write ins.

    On April 7, 2008 the Mets organization announced "Never Gonna Give You Up" as the winner with more than 5 million votes. A run off between six songs will be played at Shea Stadium for the next six games starting with "Never Gonna Give You Up" on April 8, 2008.

    On April 8, 2008 Mets and their fans were sucessfully Rick Roll'd during the Middle of the 8th inning. Though there were varying emotions about the song at Shea Stadium, the web communities behind Rick Rolling were shocked that it actually worked if only for that one time and declaring this RickRoll "epic".

  • #2
    Everyone already knew it had happened because the Mets acknowledged it and it was in the newspapers. The Mets went along with it and played the song, and are playing 5 others during the week, and the 8th inning "sing-along" will be judged by fan reaction. I applaud the Mets for having the sense of humor to go along with it, though I would rather they saved the Astley song for a different day than Opening Day. But the crowd booed it pretty wildly...it won't be back.

    GH

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    • #3
      It was booed worse than Chipper Jones. I heard people shout stuff like "This song sucks". They stopped showing the words for the sing-a-long after about 30 seconds.
      "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

      "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

      "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
        I heard people shout stuff like "This song sucks".
        People said the same thing when the song was new back in the '80's. Some truths are timeless.
        This is a bizzare phenomena, as it was perpetrated by Mets 'fans' themselves. Why would a Met fan think it great for this farce to happen ? Can anybody explain this wierd mindset ?

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        • #5
          Met fans didn't vote for this. A website got 5 million people to do it.
          "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

          "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

          "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
            It was booed worse than Chipper Jones. I heard people shout stuff like "This song sucks". They stopped showing the words for the sing-a-long after about 30 seconds.
            I'm seconding this comment. Boo, Boo and more Boo is what I heard.

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            • #7
              Reaction in my area was split between boos and laughter.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
                Met fans didn't vote for this.
                Wrong.

                NY Mets 'only' forum sites were encouraging their posters to vote and vote often. Guys were bragging about doing it "5,000 today, tomorrow I'll double that".

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                • #9
                  Oh yeah because guys on those forums are definitely fans
                  "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

                  "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

                  "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by whoisonit View Post
                    Wrong.

                    NY Mets 'only' forum sites were encouraging their posters to vote and vote often. Guys were bragging about doing it "5,000 today, tomorrow I'll double that".
                    it really was a prank encourage by another website who sent them to the Mets sites to vote for the song.

                    By far, no Mets fan seriously voted for the gayest lamest song in the world.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JeepingBaseball View Post
                      By far, no Mets fan seriously voted for the gayest lamest song in the world.
                      You've got to admit though, it is pretty funny. On line voting ? They were asking for it !
                      Imagine if the Mets actually held fast and played it ALL year ?

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                      • #12
                        if they held fast and played it all year, I will leave my hearing aid at home and thank the anti-rick-astley-gods above that I'm deaf!!

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