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Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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Brandon (You’re a Fine Met)

There’s a Met
Out in center field
And some runs
Are what his hits do yield
Other pitchers
They all rue the way
He brings his teammates home

Yeah this Met
Never shows he’s down
As he lights
Up ol’ New York town
Buck says, “Brandon
Get us batting ’round”
And then he starts to fly

The metrics say
“Brandon, you’re a fine Met
What a leadoff
Guy you are
The season that you’re having
Is All-Star”

Close enough (like the pitches Brandon takes).

Brandon works the deepest counts
Taking such close pitches
While the tension mounts
Ball four
Is his destiny
Unless he gets dinged first

Mets played
Miami, F-L-A
On a typical
Brandon made it clear
They would prevail
By goin’ three-for-five

Observers say
“Brandon, you’re a fine Met
And you’ve been one since Sixteen
Now your bat,
Your defense,
Your smile —
They’re supreme!”

Yeah, Bassitt kept the Fish at bay
And Alonso’s homers doubled
Marte made some real nice plays
As the pen avoided trouble
Yet Nimmo’s amidst everything
When the order gets turned over
Brandon makes it happen every day!

In first
Where the Mets reside
Lotsa players fill us with lotsa pride
But we love this man
We will confide
You still can hear us say

You hear us say
“Brandon, you’re a fine Met
What a good Met you remain
Your speed
Your talent
Your hustle —
Win us games!”

You’re a fine Met
NL All-Star you should be
Just keep on being Brandon —
They’ll all see!

7 comments to Brandon (You’re a Fine Met)

  • Flynn23

    We’re not worthy! This is brilliant. Greg, your talents runneth over. Thank you for yet another instant classic. “Unless he gets dinged first” — LOL.

    And how about Brandon doing his stop-drop-and-roll slide between first and second Friday night to initiate that joyful double-overturn? And even better — remembering Buck discussed that scenario in spring training.

    I can hear Casey Kasem now: “The smaller the number, the bigger the hits. All the way to number nine this week … here’s Brandon (You’re a Fine Met).”

  • Greg

    And then along came Marte….

  • Left Coast Jerry

    Well done, Greg. You took a song by a one hit wonder to praise the man who had three hits in the game. And how about those awful Marlins uniforms. My wife decided that they look like something a toddler would wear.

  • eric1973

    Love all Song Parodies, ever since MAD Magazines.


    I did one years ago based on Kenny Rogers “Through the Years, you always let us down, couldn’t get the bat around,” all about how bad Todd Hundley was.

  • Seth

    Knock on wood, Brandon has finally been mostly healthy this year, which has to be a major reason for his emergence.