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Song Parodies -> "Spitball Wizard"

Original Song Title:

"Pinball Wizard"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"Spitball Wizard"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Airrider did the same title, but on a different subject. This one is about Gaylord Perry, who used talent, guts, guile, and a little something extra to win 314 games, become the first pitcher to win Cy Young Awards in both leagues, and achieve election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
(instrumental opening)

(Gaylord Perry)
Ever since I was a young boy
I've flung the horsehide ball.
In ballparks throughout both leagues
I've toed the mound in all.
And there's lots of people who say
I shouldn't be in the Hall.

(Baseball Fans)
That Carolina old guy
sure threw a mean spitball!

(Perry)
I did not get a statue
like my teammate Willie Mays.
I was a guy who got booed
in each ballpark he plays.
But when the game was over
I'm the one who's standing tall.

(Fans)
That Carolina old guy
sure threw a mean spitball!

He's a spitball wizard!
The truth he can't resist!
A spitball wizard!
His tricks the umps had missed!

(Fan 1)
How do you think he did it?

(Fan 2)
I don't know!

(Fan 3)
What made him so good?

(Perry)
Got Vaseline extractions
on cap, I've hidden well.
Combined with sweaty forehead.
Yeah, I know, the smell.
But thirty-five hundred batters
well, I struck out them all.

(Fans)
That Carolina old guy
sure threw a mean spitball!

I thought he was
so very disgusting.
But they just voted up
Cooperstown to him!

(instrumental break)

(Perry)
Well, my pitch drops off the table
and it can beat the best.
It's inside the heads of sluggers.
Don't need to do the rest.
I'll make your batting average
and confidence just fall!

(Baseball Fans)
That Carolina old guy
sure threw a mean spitball!

(instrumental fadeout)

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 6

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alvin rhodes - December 22, 2006 - Report this comment
LOVE it...favorite of the day...title of the day too
AFW - December 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Tricky title switch and interesting sports story
Johnny D - December 22, 2006 - Report this comment
K-K-K-K-K, K-K-K-K-K, K-K-K-K-K.
Johnny D - December 22, 2006 - Report this comment
And you might ask "WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY" I posted that previous comment, but that would be a slippery slope...
Airrider - December 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice one. 5's all around, and I can just picture this in some "History of Baseball" rock opera...

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