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None Too Slick

We lost this ballgame!

We lost this ballgame on play piss-poor

Lost this ballgame…

Lost this ballgame by 9 to 4!

Oliver Peh Rez

Was cruising right along

Oliver Peh Rez was

Pitching very strong

He was beating Zito

Who didn't sign with us

Who needs Barry Zito?

Ollie's fine with us

Molinas all play catcher

I hope there's only three!

Don't you remember?

We lost this ballgame…

We lost this ballgame on play piss-poor

We lost this ballgame!

We lost this ballgame on play piss-poor

Lost this ballgame…

We lost this ballgame by 9 to 4!

Umpires always blowing

Controversial calls

Who cares when balls are reaching

The tops of outfield walls?

We just want a third out

And to give up nothing more

But a single and two errors

Opened up the door

Grounder eludes Easley

Fly ball turns Shawn green!

Don't you remember?

We lost this ballgame…

We lost this ballgame on play piss-poor

We lost this ballgame!

We lost this ballgame on play piss-poor

Lost this ballgame…

We lost this ballgame by 9 to 4!

It's just another Monday

On a tired road trip

I've got to get some sleep soon

Or off to nap I'll drift

Baseball at Pac Bell

Or whatever's now its name

May be scenic in its beauty

But the Mets it does defame

Don't tell us that Vizquel

Is getting old for sport

Looking for a base hit?

Stop hitting it to short!

I'm looking out over McCovey Cove

In the middle of another miserable San Francisco loss

Not seeing any New York runs…

Don't you remember? (remember? remember?)

What's your least favorite West Coast stop?

And your least favorite West Coast opponent?

The Giants of Molina…

The Giants of Aurilia…

The Giants who never stop!

Urdaneta's lifetime Eee Are

Aay's now Sixty-Three!

Don't you remember?

We lost this ballgame…

We lost this ballgame on play piss-poor

Lost this ballgame…

We lost this ballgame on play piss-poor

Lost this ballgame…

We lost this ballgame by 9 to 4!

Lost this ballgame…

We lost this ballgame on play piss-poor

Lost this ballgame…

We lost this ballgame by 9 to 4!

(We lost, we lost this ballgame)

Lost this ballgame…

(We lost, we lost this ballgame)

Alternate mix here.

13 comments to None Too Slick

  • Anonymous

    3:39 AM Greg..? Get some rest buddy. Personally I will witness the Wednesday late afternoon game only. The days of late night west coast games are well over..Note my posting time!!
    Reading Crazy 08', if you are not doing or have not done the same, I will lend you the copy if you are interested. But I cant see how you would'nt be. I'm only four chapters in and I am really enjoying it..
    Rich

  • Anonymous

    a low point for this song — wasn't it voted the worst of all time at one point? — was when dionne warwick sang it backed by the solid gold dancers. a searing memory that i still can't shake.
    on the other hand, molina going deep twice (or, more truthfully, one and a half times) in one inning might do it for me.
    suddenly i'm not enjoying late night with the left coast nearly so much.

  • Anonymous

    What a strange coincidence. Mr. and Mrs. Molina gave their sons Yadier and Bengie the same middle initial.
    What does the F stand for again?

  • Anonymous

    Ugh.. it's after a game like that one when I can only find consolation in the collective misery of fellow faith and fearers.
    I know Green's been absolutely on fire at the plate… but how does he manage to look like a complete amateur in the field? Sometimes I feel like I could make the plays he so awkwardly botches.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Greg,
    After the Giants batted around the only reason I stayed up was to see the answer to the Aflack trivia question “which Met hit the most home runs in the Polo Grounds”.
    The obvious answer was Frank Thomas but I was curious if it was a trick question since it wasn't specified that the player had to be wearing a Met uniform when he hit each homer. The answer could also have been Willie Mays since he was a Met and played five seasons in the Polo Grounds as a Giant.
    That's the only reason why I continued to watch what had already become a loss due to “piss-poor” play.

  • Anonymous

    Ugggghhh.
    If you get that horrible song stuck in my head now….

  • Anonymous

    So what was the answer? My guess was Thomas.

  • Anonymous

    That's just an ugly rumor perpetrated by popular opinion. Everybody knows “We Built This City” is the No. 55 Song of All-Time.

  • Anonymous

    HI Greg,
    The answer was Thomas.

  • Anonymous

    To be fair to Shawn, he only does at the worst possible moments.

  • Anonymous

    As one of the few people around here who will cop to liking “We Built This City,” the song parody gave me a chuckle despite a game that was totally devoid of any lightheartedness. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Leave it to Greg to make lemonade out of urine.
    Piss-poor urine.
    Clean slate tonight.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah!
    Let's bat Matt Cain all the way from San Fran. to Connecticut…