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Song Parodies -> "Facing Tino"

Original Song Title:

"In the Ghetto"

Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"Facing Tino"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Oh no, I've got the Tongish Flu again, posting stuff from the distant past. This was written in 1998, to the tune written by Mac Davis. The subject of the song, Tino Martinez, has now been off the Yankees for two years, and may be through as a productive player. But when he was on... Let's just say he never choked in the postseason like... Will the real Giambi please stand up? Then again, CAN the real Giambi please stand up?
As the sweat flies
on a hot and sticky South Bronx night
a poor rookie pitcher is filled with fright
facing Tino.
(Facing Tino.)

And the pitcher cries
'cause if there's one thing he don't need
it's a Yankee first baseman looking to feed
that's Tino.
(That's Tino.)

Now, people, don't you understand
this pitcher needs a helping hand
or he's gonna get himself sent back to Triple-A.
Facing Jeter and O'Neill.
The Yanks made a Knoblauch deal.
And Bernie Williams hits them out
swinging from either way.

Well, his teeth are clenched
and the hungry slugger, Number 24
stares him down and scares him to the core
that's Tino.
(That's Tino.)

And he looks to the bench
but his manager says,
"Kid, you're on your own
just paint the corners like David Cone
it's only Tino."
(Facing Tino.)

Then he throws a curve in desperation
and Tino swings away.
The crack of the bat of a baseball star
driven deep to right field
it is high, it is far...

And the pitcher cries
as the crowd in The Bronx jumps out of their seat
their man rounds the bases for his latest feat.
Greeting Tino
(Greeting Tino)
are his Pinstriped guys.
(Greeting Tino)

And on the next hot sticky South Bronx night
another pitcher is filled with fright...

Facing Tino.
(Facing Tino.)
And the pitcher cries.
(Facing Tino.)

(Facing Tino!)


I tried to imagine a chick in the center field bleachers who tried to get a hunka hunka Bernie love, but it was too stupid to post.

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Diva - November 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Of course Tino didn't choke. Guess where Tino Martinez is from? Little Hint: He grew up eating paella and cuban sandwiches.
Ana - April 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Hey, he's actually half-Spanish and half-Cuban. He was born in Tampa Bay. I know this 'cuz I read about it...not to mention I *LOVE* him. BTW Michael that parody was SO CUTE.

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