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Song Parodies -> "McNamara's Canned"

Original Song Title:

"McNamara's Band"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bing Crosby

Parody Song Title:

"McNamara's Canned"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

As ESPN Classic would say, this is the top reason You Can't Blame Bill Buckner. This is one McNamara that always went into the tank. I originally had the title as "McNamara's Banned," but he was never actually banned from baseball, but if he was, several teams would've been better off. So I made it "Canned," as in "fired."
His name was McNamara.
As a leader he was often canned.
In Sacramento in '32
he started to make his stand.
He never did play in the major leagues.
That should've been a hint.
And if you'd bet his teams would lose
you'd make yourself a mint.

Oh, his managing's ravaging, he really stinks
on the East Coast or the West.
If you need a reason for your team to be pleasin'
playing his team would be the best.
Oh, his leadership bleeds the ship, give him the boot.
This guy, the fans can't stand.
A credit to not one damn thing.
John McNamara's canned!

The A's of Oakland fell so short
until he got the boot.
Then Reggie and Catfish ran up some flags
so Johnny Mac was moot.
But San Diego gave him a shot.
No progress did they make.
The Reds, well, they flopped, the Angels he dropped.
Their confidence he did shake.

Oh, his managing's ravaging, he really stinks
on the East Coast or the West.
If you need a reason for your team to be pleasin'
playing his team would be the best.
Oh, his leadership bleeds the ship, give him the boot.
This guy, the fans can't stand.
A credit to not one damn thing.
John McNamara's canned!

And then came 1986.
Hurt the Angels one more time.
But he set up the Red Sox bad
with many foolish crimes.
He took out the Rocket but not Billy Buck.
The ball went right through his hands.
The Met fans said, "Thank you!" but everyone else
said, "McNamara's canned!"

Oh, his managing's ravaging, he really stinks
on the East Coast or the West.
If you need a reason for your team to be pleasin'
playing his team would be the best.
Oh, his leadership bleeds the ship, give him the boot.
This guy, the fans can't stand.
A credit to not one damn thing.
John McNamara's canned!
The guy managed from 1969 to 1996, and had such Hall-of-Famers as Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers (Oakland), Dave Winfield (San Diego), Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tom Seaver (Cincinnati), Reggie again, Rod Carew (Anaheim), Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs (Boston), and Jim Edmonds (actually got a second run in Anaheim), and possibly also Sandy Alomar Jr. (why Cleveland tried him after the Sox dumped him is beyond me). And he finished 73 games under .500, going 7-10 in postseason play. Consider that Gene Mauch replaced him with the Angels and was his '86 victim, and you've gotta wonder if Johnny Mac was the worst manager of all time.

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alvin rhodes - August 26, 2005 - Report this comment
i always dig a good baseball parody...5s
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5 hits, 5 runs, 5 Catherine Zeta-Jones sexual favors.

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