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Song Parodies -> "Walter O'malley"

Original Song Title:

"Baba O'riley"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"Walter O'malley"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

he owned ebbets field
his team had appeal
he told the fans, they would soon be leavin'
they put up a fight
their darkest night
brooklyn's fans would soon be grievin

all cried
they realized
its downtown l.a. baseball

walter bought the land
built a big grandstand
people were hired
by their new employer
the stadium is here
the players bring their gear
they get to battin'
they score and bring much joy, here

l.a. baseball
its downtown l.a. baseball
l.a. baseball
oh oh
l.a. baseball
lets play baseball !

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Johnny D - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
I know a certain Michael Pacholek who go unnamed here but who will appreciate this parody ... 5s
alvin rhodes - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks johnny
Michael Pacholek - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Jack Newfield and Pete Hamill, Brooklynites who were then writing for the New York Post, were having lunch, and joked about writing an article titled "The Ten Worst Human Beings Who Ever Lived." Jack says he'll write his three worst on his napkin, Pete will do the same, and they'll start from there. Each man wrote the same three names, in the same order: 1. Adolf Hitler; 2. Josef Stalin; 3. Walter O'Malley. No O'Malley, no Al Davis (who was born in Brooklyn and should've known better), no Bob Irsay, no Bob Short, no Art Modell. O'Malley has never been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The 100th anniversary of his birth in 2003 was completely ignored. And don't forget: He chased Branch Rickey away from the Dodgers in 1950, Red Barber in 1953, and Jackie Robinson in 1956. He was a dirty-dealing, evil son of a bitch well before he moved the team. This is why, to this day, I will even root for the hated Mets against the Dodgers. Oh, by the way, this was a good parody.
Agrimorfee - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
It's hard to make an amusing song out of this OS, it's really so minimalistic. Good job on doing so, and with a sports theme to boot!(which I usually don't cater to).
alvin rhodes - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks michael (excellent rant) and agrimorfee
John Jenkins - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Everything that Michael Pacholek says might be true, but it is also true that the Dodger franchise was run a lot more professionally and effectively by the O'Malley family than by the two owners (Fox Group and McCourts) who have decimated the team since Peter O'Malley sold it seven years ago. And while it might have been cold to get rid of Red Barber, he was only replaced by Vin Scully, probably the best play-by-play announcer in the history of baseball. Oh, I agree, very good parody, Alvin.

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