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Song Parodies -> "Shortstop In the Wind"

Original Song Title:

"Candle In the Wind"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Shortstop In the Wind"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

At least now we don't have to listen to Red Sox fans constantly talk about how they have a better shortstop. 'Cause "Nomah Gahciahpahwah" is playing for the other cursed team.
Goodbye, Nomar G
though we never did win it all.
You had the guts to hide yourself
during that 13-inning ball.

Crawled into the dugout
and we whispered, "Isn't that a shame?"
The faithful finally saw through you
though they still can't say your name.

And it seems to me you lived your life
like a shortstop in the wind
never knowing we could count on you
when the Yanks came in.

And I would've cheered you on like
I did when I was a kid.
Your chances burned out long before
your legend saw a skid.

Loneliness was tough
but that excuse was such a sham.
You became less of a superstar
when you married Mia Hamm.

Every year we cried
and the press, it hounded you.
The Herald calling for your head
and Globe said you were through.

And it seems to me you lived your life
like a shortstop in the wind
never knowing we could count on you
when the Yanks came in.

And I would've cheered you on like
I did when I was a kid.
Your chances burned out long before
your legend saw a skid.

Goodbye, Nomar G
though we never did win it all.
You had the guts to hide yourself
during that 13-inning ball.

Goodbye, Nomar G
and I guess that is the way it goes.
We saw you as more than special
more than nervousness and nose.

And it seems to me you lived your life
like a shortstop in the wind
never knowing we could count on you
when the Yanks came in.

And I would've cheered you on like
I did when I was a kid.
Your chances burned out long before
your legend saw a skid.

Your chances burned out long before
your legend saw a skid.
Don't worry, Cubs fans. Eventually, Nomar will get your goat.

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Pacing: 3.7
How Funny: 3.8
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 9

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Johnny D - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant line: "more than nervousness and nose" .... Yes, Cap'n Pacholek, as shortstops' noses go, his was bigger than most.
alvin rhodes - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
i'm a sucker for baseball parodies and this one is a hoot....or in nomar's case.....a hooter
Dee Range - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Being a Cub fan, it will be interesting to see how this plays out, from one cursed team to another. Good work on a great song, 5's
Pete H - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I still love Nomah, even though he's gone...Good parody, though
Mikey Boy - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Sure micke, its ok for you to make a cubs or red sox song or whatever but if i make a yankees song you flip
John Barry - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I had many Yawks over this one and second Johnny D on the brilliant line.
Michael Pacholek - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, everyone. Johnny: Considering that sports also seems to be cursed in the Edmund Fitzgerald's home port of Cleveland, your comment is most appropriate. Alvin: Actually, the word you're looking for is "honker," unless you're referring to something Mia has. Dee: Let's hope, for the Cubs' sake, that Nomar still has as much Range as you do! Mikey Boy: The difference is that my Yankees hit the ball from the yard, they're my team and they're better than yours, damn right they're better than yours, they could teach ya but they'd have to charge.
Michael Pacholek - October 22, 2004 - Report this comment
So how do you think No-arm Garcia-popup feels NOW?
Meat-ah-Hams - October 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey! At least my hubby still knows where the nose goes.

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