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Song Parodies -> "Johan Santana"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"Johan Santana"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Met fans never learn, do they? How is THIS one gonna disappoint them?
His name was Glavine.
Came from Atlanta.
When he pitched, he was not alone.
Had the umpire's big strike zone.
And so the New York
Mets signed him up
to big free-agency contract
multi-million-dollar pact.
And then he took the hill.
And then he took a spill.
He got booed right off the mound.
Fans moved in for the kill!

But now there's Johan!
Johan Santana!
He's better than Tom from Atlanta!
Now there's Johan!
Johan Santana!
Met fans in Flushing
are overly gushing
over Johan!

This guy they love!

His name was Pedro!
Walked on the diamond!
He hits opponents in the head!
Almost made Don Zimmer dead!
His name's Orlando!
Called him El Duque!
One legend coming from Fenway!
The other took Yanks all the way!
But then the games they blew
and shoulders ripped in two!
There were injuries, recriminations.
Who knew? Who?

But now there's Johan!
Johan Santana!
Not Pedro or Duke of Havana!
Now there's Johan!
Johan Santana!
Met fans in Flushing
are overly gushing
over Johan!

This guy they love!

His name was Seaver!
He was The Franchise!
But that was 40 years ago
when the Mets put on a show!
And then the Doctor!
Dwight Eugene Gooden!
He sent some Pennants up his nose!
Wrecked his arm, that's how it goes!
Viola in a bind!
Pulsipher's elbow grind!
Met fans gush over their pitchers!
Have they lost their minds?

But now there's Johan!
Johan Santana!
He's making them all go bananas!
Now there's Johan!
Johan Santana!
Met fans in Flushing
are overly gushing
over Johan!

This guy they love!
(Johan... )
This guy they love!
(Johan Santana... )

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Pacing: 4.0
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Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 11

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Max Power - March 01, 2008 - Report this comment
You just huffed couple of Met-Sox trolls nerves but here's .555 BA for you
Stan Hall - March 02, 2008 - Report this comment
5s for a finely crafted parody, and for reminding me of O's fans' gleeful hatred of Ron Kittle, erstwhile Chisoxer whose best play seemed always to be against the O's. O's fans -- including myself at the time -- never welcomed Kittle when he later became an Oriole, and his tenure produced little to spur a change of heart. The best that can be said of Kittle qua Oriole is that he was a less actively negative factor than that POS, current owner Peter Angelos. Happily for me, the Nats are now my home team, and better still an NL franchise for this NL loyalist. Pirates and Cards remain my #1 & #2 root-fors, even ahead of the Nats. :-)

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