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Mikey Hampton Buy
(To the tune of Rocky Mountain High)

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He was signed in the winter of his big post-season year
Comin' home to a place he'd never been before
He left Al and Rick behind him, you might say he walked away
You might say he found the will to pitch at Coors

When he first came to the mountains, his life was far away
In the East, in front of cheering throngs
But the string's already broken and he doesn't really care
He's happy now, but it might not last for long

With the Colorado Mikey Hampton buy
He'll turn and see those little baseballs fly
Will he be a happy man when his ERA hits the sky
Mikey Hampton buy (buy in Colorado)
Mikey Hampton buy (buy in Colorado)

He signed a great big contract, he saw silver coins and gold
He saw dollar signs as far as you can see
And they say that he'll go crazy when the bullpen blows his wins
He may lose a friend, but keep a memory

When he walks a bunch of batters to prevent a ton of hits
And pay for every water cooler he breaks
His mind will turn inside himself to try and understand
If pitching there is not a big mistake

With the Colorado Mikey Hampton buy
He'll turn and see those little baseballs fly
He could have stayed with Bobby V, but he didn't even try
Mikey Hampton buy (buy in Colorado)
Mikey Hampton buy (buy in Colorado)

Now his life is full of wonder, but his heart still knows some fear
Of a simple thing he cannot even name
Why he came out to the mountain town and ruin his pitching arm
And blow his chances for the Hall of Fame

In the Colorado Mikey Hampton buy
He'll turn and see those little baseballs fly
When the manager comes to take him out, will he simply turn and sigh

Mikey Hampton buy
It's a Colorado Mikey Hampton buy
He'll turn and see those little baseballs fly
When the next eight years are over, will he look back and cry-y-y
Mikey Hampton buy (buy in Colorado)
Mikey Hampton buy (buy in Colorado)
Mikey Hampton buy (buy in Colorado)

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December 10, 2000: This song was written after Mike Hampton agreed to an 8 year contract to pitch at Coors Field in Denver, a veritable pitchers' graveyard.

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