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A little tribute to Beltran

I know, I know.  There have been so many, Carlos Beltran tributes we should all just give it a rest, but I've got some time to kill waiting for my friend to get off of work so here goes.  To the tune of American Pie by Don McLean.  And I wish I could play guitar/sing so I could actually put together a video of this.

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How Piazza used to make me smile.
And Beltran knew if he had a chance
That he could spark some Carlos chants
And, he'd hit the ball a country mile.

But his first season was quite bitter
His production down the shitter.
Looked like a bad signing;
Omar Minaya crying.

I know I saw that he had tried
He'd run and jump and also slide,
But something touched him deep inside
The day '05 had died.

So bye-bye, to Beltran, sigh.
All the haters and naysayers,
Think he's not a clutch guy.
When he left KC and kissed Houston goodbye
he said "these mets are sure gonna fly".
"these mets are sure gonna fly."

Did you see his second season,
He got out of his slump for no reason,
I really liked it though
Do you believe in turnarounds,
Beltran had home runs abounds,
He was producing in the show

Well, I know we were in love with him
our playoff odds they, weren't slim.
the pitchers had to choose.
Reyes, Wright, or Beltran they lose.

we had a quite amazing lineup
Even Nady wasn't a schlup,
We were about to run out of luck
The day '06 would die.

And now I'm singin
bye-bye, to Beltran, sigh.
All the haters and naysayers,
Think he's not a clutch guy.
When he left KC and kissed Houston goodbye
he said "these mets are sure gonna fly".
"these mets are sure gonna fly.

Now for Carlos our love has grown,
Mo Vaugh grew fat on the DL stoned,
And that's just how it used to be.
When Minaya signed Bay and K-Rod,
He had begun to just run roughshod
And he screwed our team, oh dear God,

Oh, and while Wilpon looked around,
Madoff ran him into the ground.
Beltran just mashed and mashed;
'07 '08 crashed.
And while Wright "wasn't a superstar,"
Reyes wasn't on Crawford's par,
and we Met fans got a bad scar
The day 07 died

Now we're singin,
bye-bye, to Beltran, sigh.
All the haters and naysayers,
Think he's not a clutch guy.
When he left KC and kissed Houston goodbye
he said "these mets are sure gonna fly".
"these mets are sure gonna fly.

Ship is sinking, summer's stinking
The '08 met suck we all were thinking,
six games back and fallin fast.
On Randolph we took a pass.
The FO just fired his ass,
With Pedro on the sidelines in a cast.

The late season run was sweet perfume
in the 7th we played that Monte tune.
We all wanted to dance,
Oh, but we never got the chance!
`cause the players tried to take the field;
The Phillies refused to yield.
Do you recall how we all reeled
The day '08 died

Now we're singin,
bye-bye, to Beltran, sigh.
All the haters and naysayers,
Think he's not a clutch guy.
When he left KC and kissed Houston goodbye
he said "these mets are sure gonna fly".
"these mets are sure gonna fly.

Oh, and 09' was far from sublime,
A season lost to injury time
Next year we would start again.
So come on: Bay do something, get a hit!
Beltran's knee made me just sick
K-rod sucked again in 20-10.

When he saw his father-in law near the cage
His hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No closer paid that well
Should be as dumb as hell.
And as we fell out of contention
K-rod served his suspension,
The team was losing attention
The day the 20-10 dies

Now we're singin,
bye-bye, to Beltran, sigh.
All the haters and naysayers,
Think he's not a clutch guy.
When he left KC and kissed Houston goodbye
he said "these mets are sure gonna fly".
"these mets are sure gonna fly.

Wilpon just sang some blues
he added to the crappy news,
And Wright just smiled and turned away.
I went down to flushing queens,
Where I'd seen some great mets teams
But Sandy set lets just rebuild and pray.

Jose Reyes kept us afloat,
He and Beltran our safety boat
But our odds were slipping;
Our boat started tipping.
And the three men I admire most:
Beltran, Reyes, and RA DIckey,
If they wanted they could boast,
And now, Beltran is gone

Now we're singin,
bye-bye, to Beltran, sigh.
All the haters and naysayers,
Think he's not a clutch guy.
When he left KC and kissed Houston goodbye
he said "these mets are sure gonna fly".
"these mets are sure gonna fly.

Now we're singin,
bye-bye, to Beltran, sigh.
All the haters and naysayers,
Think he's not a clutch guy.
When he left KC and kissed Houston goodbye
he said "these mets are sure gonna fly".

 

In case you're wondering, I broke from the rhyme scheme with RA Dickey's name because Dickey rhymes with everything

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