BASELINE ITEMS 6/19: “MARTY B.”
Happy Father’s Day, everyone!
Today is also Prostate Cancer Awareness Day across Major League Baseball. Players are wearing blue wristbands & blue ribbon decals and there are special PCA bases being used during today’s game that will be available at MLB.com for auction after the game to raise funds for the cause.
During pregame ceremonies today the Reds welcomed MLB “MVP Dad” for the Cincinnati region, Mr. Phil Nelson, from Tipp City, Ohio, who has overcame great obstacles in his life to still earn the title of “MVP Dad”. For more on Mr. Nelson’s story as written by his daughter Jenna, check out the touching tribute below…
As you may have noticed, I’ve been having a little fun the past couple of days with Paul McCartney songs. I think I’ll keep going until I either run out of tunes or get sued.
Today’s song is called “Marty B.” and it should be sung in the key of the Beatles classic, “Let it Be.” Enjoy….
When I turn my radio on in the summer, little Marty speaks to me,
barking words of wisdom, Marty B.
And in his sour darkness he is older than the tallest tree,
knew Rixey, Roush and Pinson and Bid McPhee.
Marty B., Marty B., Marty B., Marty B.
Mahogany leather skin, Marty B.
He tends to use the phrase “you people” when he’s speaking grumpily,
tiny like a ballet dancer, Marty B.
Franchester’s what they called him, his hair is as white as clean new sheets,
you’ll rarely hear him stammer. Marty B.
Marty B., Marty B., Marty B., Marty B., he’s the long-time Reds announcer, Marty B.
Marty B., Marty B., Marty B., Marty B., too small to be a bouncer, Marty B.
Marty B., Marty B., Marty B. yeah Marty B., spittin’ words of venom, Marty B.
And when he’s Mr. Frowny, he is still all right, all right with me,
outlived Greta Garbo, Marty B.
I love his hair, the way he poofs it, little Marty is handsome ya see,
Golden girls adore him, Marty B.
Marty B., Marty B., Marty B. yeah Marty B. he uses perfect grammar, Marty B.
Marty B. Marty B., Marty B., yeah Marty B., he owns a little hamster, Marty B.
Marty B., Marty B., yeah Marty B., yeah Marty B., he wears a suit of denim, Marty B.
That’s all for now! Go Reds!
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