'Friends' addict Wilmer Flores gets Citi Field clapping

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NEW YORK — New York Mets fan favorite Wilmer Flores gave the people at Citi Field one more reason to cheer on Sunday Night Baseball. The infielder changed his walk-up music to “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts, the “Friends” theme song.

By the second time he came to bat, many among the crowd of 30,257 were clapping along to it.

“It was awesome,” Flores said. “It got them going.”

The 25-year-old from Venezuela paints a picture of himself as a “Friends” addict.

“I don’t know. I just can’t stop watching it,” he said. “I don’t know — on the road, when I’m home, every day — I don’t want to watch anything else. I don’t know why. There’s something about that show.”

He said he started watching the show four years ago and now believes he has seen every episode. He had trouble singling out a favorite episode but is considering working on a Top 10. Flores would have been just 3 years old when the show debuted in 1994. It ended its run in 2004.

Flores said he loved the way the crowd reacted and he plans to keep it as his walk-up music when the Mets return from a three-city road trip.



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