New York Mets star Yoenis Cespedes last appeared in a regular-season game back on July 20 of 2018. That’s 734 days in between games before the former All-Star joined his Mets team in making their season debut against the Atlanta Braves Friday afternoon.
In true Cespedes fashion, the boisterous Cuban used the “Lion King” theme song as his walk-up music before his first at-bat.
Those of you who don’t know about the fractured ankle that had cost Cespedes the past two years of action, read up on it here. In short, he was injured during an altercation with a wild boar. That’s not a joke. It’s actually something that happened.
By going with this song, Cespedes is pretty much saying he’s the king of the jungle. The boar has nothing on this dude.
Unfortunately, Cespedes popped out in his first at-bat. We’re sure he’ll be back with a roar later in the game.