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Song Parodies -> "Yankee Double Standard"

Original Song Title:

"Yankee Doodle Dandy"

Original Performer:

George M. Cohan

Parody Song Title:

"Yankee Double Standard"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

So on Opening Night, Joba Chamberlain faces Frank Thomas, a future Hall-of-Famer. It’s the eighth inning, the Yankees are up by a run, and this guy’s got over 500 home runs and two MVP Awards. He’s about to turn 40, but he’s very much still a force with a bat. And he looks mean. (Every interview I’ve ever seen of him seems to suggest a decent and intelligent man, but he looks every bit as mean in the batter’s box as the kindly Mariano Rivera looks on a pitcher’s mound.) Heck, his nickname is The Big Hurt. Joba strikes him out to end the threat, and pumps his fist. And, whoa, the outcry! Here we go again. The other 29 teams can do it and it's "youthful exuberance." A Yankee does it, and it's "arrogance" and we have to worry about the opposing team being offended. Which is sort of like Democrats being afraid of questioning Republicans on their military strategy, since they'll call us "unpatriotic." They do that anyway, so get over it.
Oy, this Yankee Double Standard!
Yankees, don't do it or we'll cry!

You pump your fist for inning-end strikeout?
We simply can't let that go by!

We'll crash at home into your catchers!
But don't you slide into us, boy!

Yankees, don't you get so vocal!
Wow, these teams are phony!
Come October, we'll have some joy!
By the way, do you know how the team got its name? They were originally called the New York Highlanders, because their ballpark was at the highest elevation on Manhattan Island, and they had a team executive named Gordon, and the Gordon Highlanders were a famous Scottish regiment in the British Army. But "Highlanders" was too long a name to put in a newspaper headline. Then the Great George M. came out with this song, and, though he was himself a Giants fan and a good friend of Giants manager John McGraw, people associated "Yankee" with "Americans" and "American League," and "Yankees" could fit in a headline, and could even be shortened further to "Yanks." In 1913, after 10 years as the "Highlanders," the "Yankees" made it official.

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Max Power - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Don't forget if every other team signs a player in free agency, it's building up a contender but if the Yankees does know what happens.
Max Power - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Also for more information on double standards made against the Yankees, check out, he made himself look like an idiot regarding the age issues.
McKludge - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I thought they changed their name because, as it turns out, there can be more than one.
John Jenkins - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
The parody, by itself, doesn't merit 5s (TOS just doesn't provide that much to work with), but the author's comments before and after the parody force me to upgrade my vote.

In general, I'm partial to nonchalant athletes, who "act like they've done it before" and don't need to celebrate every time they do what they get paid to do. But I am thankful that the California Angels have Francisco Rodriguez, who demonstrates "youthful exuberance" every time he saves a game, which is quite frequently.
littleFanCakes - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
JJ: . . . but non-chalance lacks "showmanship". . . I love it when those mighty athletes 'do a little dance' !

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