Jay-Z and the Empire

Despite being fans of the team we've always found the music requested by Yankees hitters during their at-bats to be a bit
on the lame side. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, in particular.
So now, it turns out that A-Rod fave Jay-Z will be performing his "Empire State of Mind"--which has been playing at Yankee Stadium during this year's playoff run--to kick off Game 1 of the World Series this Wednesday.

Hip-hop in The Bronx seems quite apropos, but...we're just not crazy about Jay-Z, is all. And are MLB and the Yankees aware of the song including the line "I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can"?