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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Song urges Fielder to stay in Milwaukee

Tell me when it’s over, Steve…please tell me when this is all over.

Among those rooting for the Brewers to reach the World Series may have been the band, the Baseball Project. While none of the members are Milwaukee fans (or Cardinals fans), they did have a gig lined up for the Milwaukee if the Brewers made the World Series—but you know the rest of the baseball side of the story.

The group—made up of indie rock veterans Steve Wynn (the Dream Syndicate), Linda Pitmon, Scott McCaughey (the Minus 5) and Peter Buck (R.E.M.)— wrote some songs for the folks in Milwaukee that went unused. Still, the group did release a song from that planned set on its website. The song, well, the title speaks for itself: “C’mon Prince (Stay In MIlwaukee).”

You’ve got to give the guys credit, they’re right when they point out to Fielder that he’s “got nine more years of Ryan Braun hitting right in front of you/You think any other three and four hitters can do the damage you two will do” and “You’ll have have money coming out of your ears/Even if you sign for just five years.”

The band’s website says its working on an alternate version: “C’mon Albert (Stay In St. Louis).”

Repoz Posted: November 02, 2011 at 09:48 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. asinwreck Posted: November 02, 2011 at 11:52 PM (#3985364)
It's (just after) Halloween...
   2. zachtoma Posted: November 03, 2011 at 12:51 AM (#3985418)
Reaction to headline: "...who's Song?"
   3. zonk Posted: November 03, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3985424)
If I were a used car salesman, but then again - No
Or the commissioner of MLB who turned it into a travveeellinng showw.
I'd buy a big buffet where we both could eat
And you can tell everybody
This is your sonnggg...
   4. haven Posted: November 03, 2011 at 01:42 AM (#3985452)
I saw the Baseball Project live (for free) at the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival this spring. Ian Hunter played after them. I was predisposed to like both of them. The Baseball Project was actually better IMO.
   5. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: November 03, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3985481)
Whatever it sounds like it has to be better than Lou Reed and Metallica's effort.
   6. Group Captain Mandrake Posted: November 03, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3985482)
Reaction to headline: "...who's Song?"


River Song, born Melody Pond.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 03, 2011 at 02:25 AM (#3985485)
MY NAME IS PRINCE
And I am pudgy
MY NAME IS PRINCE
I like cakes fudgy
I did not come 2 funk around
Give me eight years or I'll eat your pitching mound
   8. asinwreck Posted: November 03, 2011 at 02:30 AM (#3985487)
Dream Syndicate and Doctor Who within six posts. Easily my favorite thread of the day.
   9. A Random 8-Year-Old Eskimo Posted: November 03, 2011 at 10:01 AM (#3985582)
I saw The Baseball Project in concert during the summer. It was an intimate show, but well worth it. Lyrically, their songs are clever and they ad-libbed half a song about baseball beards that referenced Jose Bautista and Brian Wilson.
   10. pv nasby Posted: November 03, 2011 at 11:12 AM (#3985588)
When you were young you said that carrots gave you power,
While hitting shots that would soar right through the breeze,
We always wondered if you could see your knees.

Your mom would watch the money flow out the door,
As dad would think up lots of new bets to try,
After each little win he'd say let it ride.
   11. Lassus Posted: November 03, 2011 at 12:22 PM (#3985615)
Didn't really have to work too hard for that one, did you, Gonfalon? :-)
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 03, 2011 at 01:29 PM (#3985644)
It's four o'clock and it's a miserable day
The Orioles stink but you're playing for them anyway
Won't you come back to a little place called Miller Park
The only way to get there is on I-94
You know at Camden Yards, the owner is a fink
The team that plays on the field, they.... really really stink!
The Orioles really stink!

Come back tooo Milwaukee
Come back tooo Milwaukee

You say that money is everything
Well I'd like to see you live without it
You think in Baltimore you'll go on living like a king
Oooh babe, but I strongly doubt it

Because the Orioles stink!
Because the Orioles stink!

You're gonna come back, fat boy
Fat boy, back toooo Milwaukee
You're gonna come back, fat boy
Fat boy, back toooo Milwaukee
   13. Guapo Posted: November 03, 2011 at 01:45 PM (#3985651)
How can you just leave us standing
Alone in a city that's so cold (so cold)
Why are your terms so demanding?
Maybe you're just like your father- too old
Maybe you're just like John Lackey
Eating only chicken that's fried
Why should we deal with each other?
This is what it sounds like- when the Cubs cry
   14. scotto Posted: November 03, 2011 at 07:10 PM (#3985952)
Dig if u will the picture
Of u after another big whiff
The groan of the crowd echoes so loudly
Can u my Princeling
Can u picture this?

Dream if u can a ballpark
A cesspool of sadness indoors
Home run hitters pose curiously
They can hit the heat
The heat you miss as they boo

How can you just leave us standing
Alone in a city that's so cold (so cold)
Why are your terms so demanding?
Maybe you're just like your father- too old
Maybe you're just like John Lackey
Eating only chicken that's fried
Why should we deal with each other?
This is what it sounds like- when the Cubs cry
   15. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 03, 2011 at 07:23 PM (#3985965)
Didn't really have to work too hard for that one, did you, Gonfalon? :-)

Harder than you imagine... I wasted some time in a futile search for a cut-and-pasteable "eyeball" symbol. That is, (eye) wasted some time.
   16. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 03, 2011 at 07:35 PM (#3985976)
13 and 14 are just fantastic. I'm gchatting with friends and I just shared them and they're delirious from the brilliance.
   17. scotto Posted: November 03, 2011 at 08:29 PM (#3986020)
Dig if u will the picture
Of u after another big whiff
The groan of the crowd echoes so loudly
Can u my Princeling
Can u picture this?

Dream if u can a ballpark
A cesspool of sadness indoors
Home run hitters pose curiously
They can hit the heat
The heat you miss as they boo

How can you just leave us standing
Alone in a city that's so cold (so cold)
Why are your terms so demanding?
Maybe you're just like your father- too old
Maybe you're just like John Lackey
Eating only chicken that's fried
Why should we deal with each other?
This is what it sounds like- when the Cubs cry


Suck in if u will your tummy
See how it gets in the way
The heater inside got you all tied up
Don't chase after it
Even u got eyes

How can you just leave us standing
Alone in a city that's so cold (so cold)
Why are your terms so demanding?
Maybe you're just like your father- too old
Maybe you're just like John Lackey
Eating only chicken that's fried
Why should we deal with each other?
This is what it sounds like- when the Cubs cry


How can you just leave us standing
Alone in a city that's so cold (so cold)
Why are your terms so demanding?
Maybe you're just like your father- too old
Maybe you're just like John Lackey
Eating only chicken that's fried
Why should we deal with each other?
This is what it sounds like- when the Cubs cry
   18. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: November 03, 2011 at 08:51 PM (#3986035)
Harder than you imagine... I wasted some time in a futile search for a cut-and-pasteable "eyeball" symbol. That is, (eye) wasted some time.


??
   19. Bourbon Samurai Posted: November 03, 2011 at 09:00 PM (#3986041)
Yeah I was working part time before my meal
my boss was Mr. Roenicke
He told me several times that I'd get no new deal
because I was a bit too heavy

Seems I was busy doing something close to walking
no different than the day before
that's when I saw it, ooh, I saw it
It was in the concessions on the 3rd floor

It was a raspberry parfait
the kind you get with ice cream
It was a raspberry parfait
and it was warm I'd eat the plate clean
raspberry parfait
I think I love...cream
   20. scotto Posted: November 03, 2011 at 09:14 PM (#3986046)
I knew a cat named Theo
I guess u could say he was a real dream
I met him in a hotel lobby
Fantasizing 'bout a dream team
He said howd u like 2 waste some time
And I could not resist when I saw little Theo grind

He took me 2 his office
And I just couldnt believe my eyes
He had so many computers
All the spreadsheets that money could buy
He said sign your name on the dotted line
The lights went out
And Theo and I started 2 grind

Oooh, Theo

The office started spinning
Or maybe it was my brain
I can't tell u what he did 2 me
But my bank will never be the same
His assistants will kick your behind
Oh, hell show u no mercy
But hell shonuff shonuff show u how 2 grind

Darlin' Theo

Woke up the next morning
My CEO he wasn't there
I looked all over and all I found
Was a contract left on the stairs
It said thank u 4 a funky time
Call me up whenever u want 2 grind

Oh, Theooo, ohhhh

Come back Theo, come back
Your dirty little prince
Wanna grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind
   21. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: November 03, 2011 at 10:06 PM (#3986063)
I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow
I never meant 2 cause u any pain
I only want 8 years, one-eighty million
I want to go to PNC and be Clint Hurdle's man

Hurdle's man Hurdle's man
Hurdle's man Hurdle's man
Hurdle's man Hurdle's man

I never wanted 2 be your weakened slugger
I just wanted 2 be your first base man
Baby I could never steal second or any other
It's such a shame my contract had to end

Hurdle's man Hurdle's man
Hurdle's man Hurdle's man
Hurdle's man Hurdle's man

I want to go to PNC and be Clint Hurdle's man
   22. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: November 03, 2011 at 10:47 PM (#3986101)
I've seen the future and it will be
I've seen the future and it will be
BATMAN, BATMAN
I've seen the future and it will be
BATMAN

"And where, and where ... is the BATMAN?"

Do it, do it
let's do it, let's do it
Do it, do it, do it, do it
"Stop the press..."
"Stop the press, who is that?"
"Doug Melvin", "Doug Melvin"
"I like..."

BATMAN, BATMAN, BATMAN
"Oh - that's nice"
"Hey, Fielder"
"I've tried to avoid all this, but I can't"
"I just gotta know... are we gonna try 2 love each other?"
"Stop the press - who is that?"
"Doug Melvin"
"He's great, isn't he?"


"This town needs an enema!"

"I'm gonna kill U" / POWER
"I'm not gonna kill U" / SOUL
"I'm gonna kill U" / POWER
"I'm not gonna kill U" / SOUL
Let's do it / "I'm BATMAN"
BATMAN
Don't stop dancin' / "I'm BATMAN"
BATMAN
Don't stop dancin' / Do it, do it, do it, do it
BATMAN, BATMAN, BATMAN

Don't stop dancin', don't stop dancin'
No, damn it!
Turn the music back up!
You son of a #####!

"Have you ever heard of the healing power of laughter?"

Who's gonna stop 200 balloons?
Nobody! Batman Stop!

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