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Song Parodies -> "Do You Know How To Pitch To Ruth?"

Original Song Title:

"Do You Know Where You're Going To? (Mahogany theme"

Original Performer:

Diana Ross

Parody Song Title:

"Do You Know How To Pitch To Ruth?"

Parody Written by:

Doug Baseball

The Lyrics

The joke as I've heard it of a pitcher stalling because he's entering with no out and 3 on base has DiMaggio at bat, but the title (which doesn't seem to have any parodies) seems to lend itself easily to Ruth. Hope you enjoy.
Do you know how to pitch to Ruth?
Will I get him out ‘fore I’m long in the tooth?
How do I pitch to Ruth?
Do you know?

Do you think, maybe we could score
Before I face him some twenty runs or more
That’s what I hope before
I’m to throw.

Once I was in the minor leagues.
I never imagined such spots as these.
It’s bad enough to have line drives come at me
But now there’s Lou Gehrig if Ruth strikes out on me.

Can I manage Babe Ruth to face,
With nobody out and these three men on base?
I’d rather bronze my face
Than to throw.

I tried to stall and blew my nose.
Then took off my shoes and just counted my toes.
But I’m their last guy, and “Play ball” I’ve heard.
So I’ll just throw something and go back up third.

Do you know, where that’s going to?
Looks like it will land somewhere in Timbuktu.
Now I’ve got Gehrig, too.
O-oh no!

Normally I’m just a pitcher
But these guys think I’m a rocket launcher.
Glad all aren't that super
in The Show.

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alvin - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
dug it...matched the uncertain tone of the OS
Michael Pacholek - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
There's an old saying in baseball: "Throw strikes. Babe Ruth is dead." But this parody is alive.
littleCupCakes - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I usually don't care for sports parodies . . . but in this case, it moves!
AFW - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Captures the spirit and passion of the game..very well..

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