Alabama Football Gets A Thumbs Up From Edwin Diaz
Bryant-Denny Stadium has undergone many improvements in recent years and undoubtedly one of the coolest additions has been the stadium lights. Whereas most stadiums just use traditional high powered field lights, Alabama made the switch to high tech lights that can strobe in patterns and display colors such as blue, green, and of course crimson.
The environment this gives night games in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is unmatched across college football, although some might try to imitate. With the debut of the 2022 season, the change that was most anticipated (almost universally) was the addition of alcohol sales. As Tide fans sipped their legal stadium beers, any New York Mets fans in attendance received another gift.
During a commercial break, when the light technicians are free to have fun, Bryant-Denny played a EDM rendition of Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet's "Narco". To many, this would've just been a random fun moment. However, to baseball fans, and specifically New York Mets fans, this song is unmistakably tied to Mets closer Edwin Diaz.
The energy that ripples through Citi Field when Diaz marches from the bullpen to the mound has been sensational all year, in part thanks to the now iconic trumpets that accompany the pitcher. Many stadiums have already tried to co-opt the song, but considering many Tide fans are also Atlanta Braves fans, it could've gone smoother. Diaz himself, however, took to the Mets official twitter to give his stamp of approval.
Diaz has been the best closer in the MLB this year, posting 26 saves and a 1.39 ERA. Hopefully his endorsement of the Tide is a good sign of things to come.