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Song Parodies -> "Ballad of the Red Sox"

Original Song Title:

"The Cat's in the Cradle"

Original Performer:

Harry Chapin

Parody Song Title:

"Ballad of the Red Sox"

Parody Written by:

wdh

The Lyrics

I.....hate....the.....Yankees! But it's even more depressing to watch the Red Sox get beaten up.....
The Sox made the playoffs the other day
They really won; an unusual thing
Now they've caught the plane and are ready to play
Their up against the Yanks, and the game is away
They were losing 'fore I knew it
'Cause we all know they're bad
They're so bad it is sad
You know the game'll be so sad.....

And the Red Sox'll fail in the Bronx today
They'll flub the catch, then hit the Triple Play
No one will come home
They will lose by 10
Realize they're outmatched then
You know that they'll be outmatched then

Well, they actually won on the first day
The Yankees were shocked, but you know what they say:
"Ai'nt over til' it's over," What a cliché!
It won't be tough, the game'll go astray
With Nomar and Manny all striking out
You know, they're gonna lose the game, yeah
You know, they're gonna lose the game

And the Red Sox'll fail in the Bronx today
They'll flub the catch, then hit the Triple Play
No one will come home
They will lose by 10
Realize they're outmatched then
You know that they'll be outmatched then

Well, the Sox will need Pedro today
He's their only hope, besides good ol' Pray
At least they were able to stick 'round for a while
But even McDonalds won't get them to smile
What'd I like is if they beat the Yankees
Please get them to beat the Yankees

And the Red Sox'll fail in the Bronx today
They'll flub the catch, then hit the Triple Play
No one will come home
They will lose by 10
Realize they're outmatched then
You know that they'll be outmatched then

Well I hate the Yanks much as any man
Jeter the pretty-boy, Matsui from Japan
I wish they would just lose every time
It disgusts me to watch 'em spend every dime
You see it's hard to lose when you're paid a lot
You'll really earn a playoff spot, yeah
You'll really earn a playoff spot

As I walked inside and turned on the TV
The Sox were down 10 to 3
Torre's face showed his glee

And the Red Sox'll fail in the Bronx today
They'll flub the catch, then hit the Triple Play
No one will come home
They will lose by 10
Realize they're outmatched then
You know that they'll be outmatched then

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Pacing: 2.7
How Funny: 3.7
Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 3

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Jeffery - October 12, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL! Very nice pacing, and funny too(even though we all know the Sox'll take it home)
Michael Pacholek - October 12, 2003 - Report this comment
As Harry himself might say (Chapin, not Caray), And we smeared for four hundred yards along the hill that leads into Boston, Massachusetts... all those thirty thousand fans... who're bananas.
T.J. Spindler - October 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Redsox!!! Go, Redsox!!!! tj out
Static - October 12, 2003 - Report this comment
YANKEES SUCK! YANKEES SUCK! 555! 555!
Know 1 can hear you dream - October 13, 2003 - Report this comment
DonŽt know the song. DonŽt know much about baseball except for that the Cubs never win. (Except for in "Back to the Future Part 2"). But if Michelopedia says this one about his favourite subject is a 555 (and with four commentators and four such votes I guess his must be one of them) IŽm gonna echo that and give you this mentioning that IŽve carefully read it.
Claude Prez - October 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Recovering Cub fan here but I can relate. Well done.

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