My friend Erik is hosting my blog again! I love the post! I love Andre!
Take it away Erik!
I was watching a rerun of Inning 5 of Ken Burns’ great documentary, Baseball, and I started wondering where the days went when baseball players would have song written about them? Think about it, that’s not done anymore.
Those are some great songs about some great players. Some include Less Brown’s song “Joltin’ Joe”, and perhaps the best of all, “Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball ” by Buddy Johnson and Count Basie. It reminded me that I wrote (or modified) a song about my favorite player, Andre Ethier. It was penned during the fervor surrounding his home run-hitting prowess early last season. Yeah, I know, he didn’t keep it up, but, G-d willing, I have faith that he’ll get things back on track this season. At which point we’ll all be signing the song I offer. Well, maybe not you, but I’ll be belting it out, and I bet Crzblue will be right there with me. Here it is, sing along, you’ll recognize the tune.
I Love Andre (We Love Him)
Runnin’ down the 3rd base line
Big nasty homer out the right field side
Maggie Ethier looking hot in the Lodge
She is full of pride
Mow down the pitcher, put da Blue on top.
Crank up Vin Scully, baby
Don’t let the hitting stop
We’re gonna cheer him ’til we just can’t cheer him no more
From the Top Deck to the Pavilion
From the Stadium Club to the Dugout Club,
Everybody’s very happy
‘Cause the man is hitting all the time
Looks like another homer’s on the way
I love Andre (We love him)
I love Andre (We love him)
Look at that homer
Look at those doubles
Look at that catch out there, man
He’s down on his knees.
Look at those walk-offs
There ain’t nothin’ like ’em nowhere.
St. Mary’s High School (We love him)
Chandler-Gilbert College (We love him)
Arizona State University (We love him)
Dodgertown (We love him, we love him)
We love him!
We love him!
We love Andre!
By Erik C.D. Belmal,
Adapted from Randy Newman. “I Love L.A. (We Love it).” 1983.
So, there! Trust me, I know it doesn’t come close to the genius of the other songs I mentioned, but I hope you recognize the same spirit…the spirit of devotion to a player, and a game.
Thanks again for the opportunity to post Crzblue.
Thank you Erik!
I love that after the Safe At Home Foundation event at Nokia Theater in LA, Sandy Koufax flew back, yes back! to Camelback Ranch!
What a thrill for the young and older (we are starting to have too many of those) players to have Sandy Koufax at the Ranch!
I love this posted by Scott from the Inside The White Sox blog in yesterday’s entry:
We couldn’t top the Dodgers “special coach” for today’s B Game … Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax was in attendance.
Mike: Koufax was giving away the secrets of the Mets pitching staff. Just kidding Mike!
My schedule for the weekend, God wiling, is:
Friday at Camelback against the White Sox. White Sox are the home team.
Saturday at Camelback against the White Sox. Dodgers are the home team.
Sunday at Tempe against the Cubs.
Monday at Scottsdale against the hated Jints.
If anyone from the blogsphere is at any of these locations, let me know! I love to meet baseball fans!
Weather forecast for Arizona:
A shower of runs for the Dodgers and just a few scattered hits given up.
This is so cool! The Dodgers send us an email, you enter your First Name, Last Name and Jersey number.
There I am with my homeboy Andre Ethier. Note that I put Crzblue on this one with #42
And Amaya on this one with Koufax’s number.
WE LOVE IT!!
LOVE IS BLUE!!
So the transplanted Red Sox fan that sits infront of me at work sent me the following IM after I sent him a picture that Manny had already reported to Spring Training:
“You win, dam it, why isnt manny being manny.” LOL!
We split the 4 game series with the Phillies! I watched 3 of the 4 from my beloved Dodger Stadium. I had to miss Sunday’s game as I had an early flight to N.H. where I am working this week. I will miss the two game series this week with the Padres. Dodgers have two days off this week (Monday & Thursday).
Andre Ethier had two Walk-offs! Friday night it was in the 9th inning and Saturday afternoon in the 12th innings! It was so incredible watching the walk-offs at the stadium and walking down the row hi-fiving everyone!
Earlier before the Saturday game, Dodger Stadium officially got their own zip code! 90090! After watching the official presentation on the field, I headed upstairs to my seat when I noticed that representatives of the post office were selling player’s stamps with the official zeal. I bought one from each player they had (9) and I also bought a cool envelope and a set of 50 anniversary Dodger postcards that I had them add the zeal. In addition, I had my ticket stamped. Check it out! I love, love this stamp collection!
I landed at Logan airport only to discover that my luggage did not make it. My co-worker’s luggage arrived but not mine. American airline (evil) said they’ll deliver it to the hotel which is about one hour away from Logan. They also said they stopped delivering at 11:p.m. so I bought me the essentials to get me bybut I am not happy :-(. I sure hope my luggage is at the hotel by the time I get back from work Monday evening.