Daniel Vogelbach Aug 8, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach (32) reacts after hitting a double during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

While many professional athletes are some of the finest human specimens on the planet, New York Mets designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach probably isn’t one of them. However, the Major League Baseball veteran embraced his rather unathletic body in a hilarious way on Wednesday.

During an afternoon game against the Cincinnati Reds, Vogelbach chose a hilariously fitting walk-up song, stepping up to the plate while “Milkshake” by Kelis played over the Citi Field PA system – much to the delight of the hometown crowd.

Vogelbach didn’t necessarily acknowledge the song – he went through his regular batting routine. However, the crowd clearly loved it. And the hilarious song selection also generated quite a few reactions from the MLB world on social media.


Vogelbach’s song selection wasn’t completely out of the blue. Several different Mets players chose a walk-up song written and performed by a female musical artist as part of the team’s “Women’s Day” celebration at Citi Field on Wednesday, according to Mets writer Michael Mayer.

Even though Vogelbach was not exactly the only Mets player to choose a special walk-up song for the celebration, it’s probably safe to say his walk-up son was the most memorable. The legendary moment will undoubtedly stay in the memory of those fans in attendance.

[SNY Mets]