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Song Parodies -> "Fired"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Bruce Springsteen

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

You didn't think I was going to neglect to note the passing of George Steinbrenner, did you?
(instrumental opening)
I'm riding in my car.
I turn on the radio.
On W-F-A-N
they say the skipper's gotta go.
George said for the whole year
this new one was hired.
But that's the death-kiss.

Is this Billy Martin's fourth?
Or only his third?
Lou Piniella came back.
George gave him his word.
Called "my baseball people."
You know they've conspired.
He'll shoot, he won't miss.

He had dear old Ralph Houk right from the start.
But George's meddling told him he had to part.
They came and they went through Big Stein's rule.
Will he ever find one who can keep...
cool... ?

Joe Torre is the one he'll get.
Six Pennants, 4 titles.
Fans' forgiveness and forget
are a late, welcome arrival.
George got sick and old.
But Hank and Hal were wired.
So Joe left before...
he could be...

Houk quit before he's
Bill Virdon was
Billy Martin was
Bob Lemon was
Billy, 2nd time
Dick Howser quit before he's
Gene Michael was
Lemon, 2nd time
Stick, 2nd time
Clyde King was next!
Billy, 3rd time
Yogi Berra was
Billy, 4th time
Sweet Lou was
Billy, 5th time
Sweet Lou, 2nd time
Dallas Green was
Bucky Dent was
Stump Merrill was
Buck Showalter
I'm not sure George would've thought this was funny. He liked to praise working-class, lunch-bucket guys like Bruce did, but his taste in music ran more toward classical and military bands.

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Pacing: 4.2
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Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 6

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Mark Scotti - July 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm a little late. Mine will be on tomorrows. GREAT use of OS, and ohhhh that "Boss"(once again clever for using Boss on Boss)
Old Man Ribber - July 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Nicely done, Mike...and you didn't have to bring in Bob Lemon to finish it. ;D
MasonR - July 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Nice job and tribute to a larger-than-life personality...from this Mets fan, sorry for your loss!

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