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Mets Daniel Vogelbach Says His Viral Walk-Up Song Could Stick

Atlanta Braves v New York Mets - Game One

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New York Mets slugger Daniel Vogelbach went viral Wednesday when he walked to home plate to Kelis's 2003 hit "Milkshake."

Mets batters up and down the lineup revamped their Citi Field walk-up music to songs by female artists in observance of Women's Day at the ballpark.

The designated hitter Vogelbach later admitted that "Milkshake" was not his own idea but that of his teammates in the clubhouse.

"I was thinking about a country song or something like that, then I don't know who it was, but someone was like, 'You gotta walk out to 'Milkshake,'" Vogelbach recalled. "I'm like, 'No way!' Then they played it and [Chris] Bassitt and those guys were like, 'Dude, you gotta!' I'm like, 'All right. Fine. If you guys want me to do it, I'll do it.'"

After going 2 for 5 with 3 RBI and a run scored, Vogelbach tells the We Gotta Believe podcast that he might have to stick with Kelis for a while longer. He says he's not superstitious, but again, it might not be his decision to make.

"We'll have to see when I get to the clubhouse [Friday] whether I'm allowed to change it or not," he added.

He noted that it's not the first time he's sacrificed for his teammates. He recalls a rough stretch last season during his tenure with the Milwaukee Brewers.

"In Milwaukee if we were, like, not winning, I'd play with no undershirt on an I'd unbutton my first three or four buttons," he said. "We'd have this thing where [Christian Yelich] would say if we lose, we'd have to [unbutton] another button (laughs)."

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