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Song Parodies -> "I Bet On Bseball"

Original Song Title:

"You Don't Know My Name"

Original Performer:

Alicia Keys

Parody Song Title:

"I Bet On Bseball"

Parody Written by:

Arcade Junkie

The Lyrics

It's been 13 years since player/manager Pete Rose DID bet on baseball and other sports, keeping him out of the Hall Of Fame. Here is Pete in his own words...
Baby, Baby, baby
The paper I was reading
Flashing back to 1989
There's Mr. Bart Giamatti
saying little something
That I've been banned for baseball just for life
Oh, baby, baby, baby
It's getting kinda crazy
It's what the commisioner said to mind
And my fans said...OOOOOOOOOOoooo

I bet on baseball
I swear...
My fans said...OOOOOOOOOoooooo (ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh)
I bet on baseball
(Hall of Fame has got to go, 'cause you really blow)

Baby, baby, baby
Gambling since the 80s
Been betting on the Reds and horses too
Been betting on Basketball, football and college
It's a shame my HOF is through
Ooh, baby, baby, baby
ESPN made me
TV viewers said I did not lie
The fans said...OOOOOOOOOOOooooooo

(repeat chorus)

I'm sayin'
It was those people who wanted to bet with me
Gotten me all crazy inside
I'm, I'm feelin' like...Oh!
I wanted to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame
but I haven't paid attention
The paper came to my welcome mat in front of me
'cause I did mention (oh!)
I was darn doing a bad thing
Kids, when you're playing sports, never bet on sports
You'll be like me if you do, 'cause no HOF when you retire (oh!)
And all the fans say...OOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo

I bet on Baseball
(HOF has got to go, 'cause you really blow)
And I swear the fans did say...OOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo
I bet on baseball
(HOF has got to go, 'cause you really blow)
Yes I did blow it
Yes (8x)
Yes, I did blow it

(Peter Uberroth on phone, speaking)
Well, I just have to go ahead and call Pete Rose
Can I speak Pete Rose? Hi, Pete, how you're doin'?
Uh, I feel kinda silly for you,but.....
This is the commisioner of Major League Baseball
You know, the sport where Bill Buckner played?
Yeah. I know you do bet on sports all the time.
You bet with your 4 major sports deal,
and you always bet on the Monday game...with the underdog
My VP be trippin' and stuff talkin' bout the Saturday games, but...
I always use the front pages for you, 'cause...
I think you're kinda sweet (laughs)
Anyway, you always wore your Reds uniform every home game
and your records made the fans shine bright
So what did you do?
Oh, really?...
Yeah, that's interesting
Look man, I don't wanna waste your time, but...
I know players don't do this,
but I was wonderin' maybe we can get together
on national television someday?
You know, I look a lot different than in my office and...
I mean, we can hold a press conference in the hotel ballroom, right there,
Wait, hold up, cell phone breaking up, hold up...
Can you hear me now? Good.
Yeah. So what did you say?
Oh yeah Thursday's perfect, man.

And the fans say...OOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo

(repeat chorus)

And I swear to the players and owners, the fans say...
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo (2x)

I did really blow!
"I did not bet on baseball"
Special Thanks to Peter Uberroth for the spoken part.

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