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02-17-2003, 03:35 PM
With spring training here I thought that JM needed his own theme song, so here it is:

(Lyrics are in place of the song "The Guitar Man" by Bread)

The Tinker Man

Who draws the lineup card by odds,
Baby it's the tinker man.
Who's gonna change game flow, you know
Baby it's the tinker man,

He can make you mad, he can make you cry
He will bring you down, then he'll get you high
Somethin' keeps him goin', innings and innings a day
To find another piece to play.

Night after night who gives you frights,
Baby it's the tinker man
Who's on the bench, to make you flinch
Baby itís the tinker man

When he goes to the mound, and youíre in such disgrace,
And you know you could do better in his place
Somethin' keeps him shiftin' pitchers and hitters away
Searchin' the right combo to play.

Then he makes a judgment that you know that heíll regret
He fidgets and fiddles until the ship comes home a wreck
Then you find yourself a bottle and some churros to call your own
And take them home.

He can make you laugh, he can make you sigh
He will take you down, then he'll make you cry
Somethin' keeps him movin', but no one seems to know
What it is that makes him go.

Then the lights begin to flicker and the crowd is getting thin
He heads into the locker room not really knowing where heís been
He never seems to notice he's just got to go find
Another player to play to ease his mind.

Juan Pizarro
02-17-2003, 03:54 PM

Gives me an idea, set to "Dear Mr. Fantasy":

Dear Mr. Tinkerer, give us a team
Something to make us all happy
Do anything, take us out of this gloom
Start Jose, play Borchard, make it snappy

You are the one who can make us all smile
But doing that, you put Frank in tears.
Do not be sad, if it was Pedro you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years.