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Sing along with Sherm

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To the tune of “Little Pink Houses” 

 

There’s a black man with a brown glove

Standin’ out in right field

 He’s got an interest rate

Running through his head

You know he thinks he’s got it so good…

And there’s a goggleman in the bullpen

Servin’ up all kinds of slop

And they look at each other and say

It’s payday, baby, who gives a f***

 

Oh, but ain’t the Chicago Cubs

 Playing pitifully

 Ain’t this year’s Cubs, you know statisticallllllllllllly

Ain’t they just unlucky,

Yessirree, BABIP, yeah,

Little Grey Boxes For you and me

Oooh, yeah,

 

Well, there’s a young man in a new shirt

 Wishes he could get in the game

He’s got a splinter in his ass

He says, Lord this must be my destination

Cause they told me when I younger

Said, boy, your earn it and you can play

But just like everything else

Those crazy dreams came and went cuz

They got other player’s contracts to pay…

 

Oh, but ain’t the Chicago Cubs

Playing pitifully

 Ain’t this year’s Cubs, you know statisticallllllllllllly

Ain’t they just unlucky,

Oh, Yessirree, BABIP, yeah,

Little Grey Boxes For you and me

Oooh, yeah,

 

(pause for instrumental interlude and/or a snack)

 

Well, there’s more and more people

What do they know?

This team cannot score

But to Wrigley they gooooo…

Ooh, yeah,

And there’s winners and there’s losers

 But they ain’t no big deal

Cause the simple man, baby,

He’s paying the bills,

While the athletes, yeah, they just take pills….

 

Oh, but ain’t the Chicago Cubs

Playing pitifully

Ain’t this year’s Cubs, you know statisticallllllllllllly

Ain’t they just unlucky,

Yessirree, BABIP, yeah,

Little Grey Boxes For you and me

Oooh, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Little Grey Boxes for you and me…

you and me

you and me…

 

(Guitar solo)

  • cap’n obvious

    it’s got a good beat, I think you can dance to it…I’d buy it!

  • I’d want to buy it too, but it would cost way too much money. Because if you bought it, it would play at an average bps rate say (128), then after a few plays it would shoot up to maybe 192 or 256, then completely crash to about a bitrate of 20 then get corrupt and fry your hard drive…

  • Mr. David M. Beyer

    Good work — that was good comedy!

  • MJ

    Maybe someday we’ll go all the way.

    Until then, I like this song better.

  • Seymour Butts

    Well finally something to talk about.
    Gregging Gregg.
    I’ve been a fan of Jim Hendry’s reign. But probably colored by the fact he was the Baseball coach at Creighton when I was a medical student there in the 80’s. This off season was not his best, perhaps his worst, perhaps a total gregging nightmare. What the Gregg was he thinking. Kevin Gregging Gregg. …Most Cub signings have been of someone who was on the higher end of successful. True, most declined after becoming one of us, but they had a good track record. Gregging Gregg was a mediocre set up man in closers clothing(don’t give me any stats, I don’t give a rats Gregg). I best remembered him as the guy who soft served up a 3 run dinger to the Cubs in ’08 to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory. I know Jim thought Wood had little left in his tank, and may have been correct, but I would take Kerry back in an instant because he had heart. Gregging Gregg looks like he could care less that he gave up the lead, (and still had a job to do).
    I was fortunate enough to catch only the last 1 1/2 innings last night and other than impending doom after the Eckstein walk, I noted that along with Aron (merit based number of As) Miles stellar view of the mendoza line from beneath, he has 26 hits all Gregging season (At least that’s what the Petco scoreboard said). I’ve had more than that in a week of fantasy camp on more than one occasion. Of course the machine Randy uses looks and pitches like Kevin Gregging Gregg.
    Neither of these guys had a track record of success (with out batting in front of PooHoles), so, What the Gregg?

    What to do now? I saw Lou on ESPN this morning saying there were going to be some changes, I’m not sure what options are open, but I’ll be in favor of all of them. Even Marmol, who looked mediocre, but at least not awful last night. DFA Gregging gregg, Or trade him with a prospect or 2 and a lot of cash for Kerry Wood.

  • rob

    stunningly good

  • MJ

    This off season was not his best, perhaps his worst, perhaps a total gregging nightmare.

    Can he be completely faulted for players under achieving?

    Most Cub signings have been of someone who was on the higher end of successful. True, most declined after becoming one of us, but they had a good track record.

    I’d say the same rings true this year.

    I’ve had more than that in a week of fantasy camp on more than one occasion. Of course the machine Randy uses looks and pitches like Kevin Gregging Gregg.

    Wait, you don’t even face real arms? You can’t even compare it then.

  • Seymour Butts

    Yeah, perhaps not, but I’m 25 yrs older than these guys.

    How about Smoltz??? He was great once, let’s sign him.

  • MJ

    Yeah, perhaps not, but I’m 25 yrs older than these guys.

    I have a better idea. Let’s see how many time AAron can hit off a pitching machine. 😛

  • Outstanding Sherm! Totally dig the Pink Houses angle, maybe we should sign John Cougar to close.

    This team is buried. What we feared in the offseason when Hendry signed Milton, Single A ron and traded DeRosa has proved to be true.

    Gregging Greg I thought could work out, I wasn’t up for signing Wood at $10M. But alas, Gregging Gregg is dog Gregg. I have never seen a guy blow so many saves after having 2 outs. He gave up 4 runs after 2 outs and no one on in Florida and again last night. That has to be some kind of record.

    Angel Guzman is the best they have in the bullpen. They should make Harden a closer but he probably doesn’t want to, he will probably go and try out the FA market as a starter.

    I am physically ill from watching this team.

  • Mastrick

    I feel very fortunate that this game was not televised in my area. Insofar as LaTroy Gregg, let’s DFA him and bring Gaub up. He can take Grabow’s spot as the lefty specialist and Grabow can share closes with Guzman till the end of the season.

  • Outstanding!!!!

  • Lizzie

    Fantastic, Sherm!

    Make sure when the record companies come a’callin you ask for a multi-year high-end contract with a full no-trade clause and suites on all road trips.

  • cubbiedude

    Sherm,

    Tanks fo’ dat. You rock!