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Song Parodies -> "Center Field (Literal Video Version)"

Original Song Title:

"Center Field"

Original Performer:

John Fogerty

Parody Song Title:

"Center Field (Literal Video Version)"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Opening Day! And what better song for the occasion. The video was that rare one that did not feature the performer in question -- but who cares?
(instrumental opening)

Well, a smile from Ted
at Fenway Park.
The umps came out today.
It's Hank Aaron, and new flag o'er the field.
Stan the Man
and press photogs.
And it's Jackie Robinson.
And the Yanks come out
as Ike will seal the deal.

Oh, the Yankees shake hands.
Gionfriddo, he robs
Joe D, he's mad.
He's kicking the dirt.
That hurts.
Line drive clout.
It's an out.
Center field.

Well, Mel Allen talks
'bout Babe Ruth's Yanks.
And the Cardinals' Gashouse Gang.
Ducky Medwick slides,
fan hates it, Babe strikes out.

So, say hey, Willie
plays stickball.
And Joe DiMaggio
hauls fly ball in
but Ted answers the call.

Oh, Vic Wertz hits ball.
But it's caught by Mays
Fans are amazed.
Washington clown guys.
John Mize.
Hits it deep.
Duke will creep.
Center field.

(instrumental break)
(Players seen during the non-vocal sections include:
Lou Gehrig, Eddie Mathews, Pete Gray, Ty Cobb,
Bobby Thomson, Gil Hodges, Roger Maris, Jimmie Foxx,
Walter Johnson, Bob Gibson, Bill Dickey,
Whitey Ford, Bob Feller, Mickey Mantle,
and Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy
throwing out ceremonial first balls.
Some players, it should be pointed out,
appear in the video more than once.)

Jackie's safe!
No, he's out!

Watching kids play ball
and talk to Ruth.
And the Babe rides car like horse.
You know I'd rather see Babe
than Leo the Lip.

Watch Ted hit the ball
and touch 'em all
in nineteen forty-one.
Bobby Thomson clouts
so Jints win, Bums get zip.

Oh, Don Larsen throws.
He throws perfect game
for fame.
Yogi jumps up
right into his arms.
No harms.
And it's gone.

Party at Forbes.
The fans shout hurray
Jumpin' like kids
just like Brooklyn did.
They did.
Duke came through.
Campy too.
That's the deal.


(instrumental close)
Play ball!

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Old Man Ribber - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Michael - Lovely ode! In greater Cincinnati, baseball is less a sport or an obsession as it is a personification of the area and what's good about it (rather like the way football personifies Pittsburgh). Have a great season! ;D
John Barry - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
A really nice trip down memory lane. Very evocative.
agrimorfee - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow! Well researched followup, adds more to the OS.

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