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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jimmy Rollins Travels to Uganda to Play with Kids, Freestyle Raps Along the Way

Shortstopyo: Game Beginning.

ESPN The Magazine’s Steve Wulf wrote about Rollins’ experience with the kids. Not surprisingly, the trip seems to have meant as much to Rollins as it did for the kids, who will hopefully get a nicer ball field due in part to Jimmy’s efforts.

The whole story is worth your time, for sure, but we thoroughly enjoyed one nugget in particular. Jimmy was pulled onto a stage during a lunchtime gathering on Martin Luther King Day and busted out a freestyle rap that went something like this, according to ESPN:

“One two one two, in Uganda baseball comes through

Big D Lee in the house and so is me doing it everyday casually

Because we like to play and get down, Uganda, Nsambya, the big towns

I’m not done, we get it down, we get it too, I stand up and push, it’s on you

And when the ball leave the field I’m gonna clown

Walk down the baseline, throw a pound

To the sky, up high, to my fans, we got a plan

Everybody just say baseball … baseball

Everybody say baseball … baseball”

Repoz Posted: January 17, 2012 at 08:47 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: international, music, phillies

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   1. Darren Posted: January 17, 2012 at 09:41 PM (#4039027)
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   2. Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted Posted: January 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM (#4039039)
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   3. Something Other Posted: January 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM (#4039113)
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Boy, that's bad rap/poetry.
   4. Leroy Kincaid Posted: January 18, 2012 at 05:17 PM (#4039711)
I wish there was more freestyle jew-harpin'.

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