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Me and Julio in the Queens Ballyard
(To the tune of Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard)

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(Guitar intro)
Well, Omar Minaya picked up the phone and called over to Miami
When He finished the talk, I was bound for New York, in exchange for Jake and Gaby
Omar made the deal, Omar made the deal
He really made me squeal, when Omar made the deal.
Then Omar reached out and started to shout, and opened a stick of Dentyne
And after a while, he said with a smile I just signed Jose Valentin
Well, we're on our way, I don't know how we're doin',
We're on our way, we hope we can field a winning team.

Hello to Jose, come east of Corona
See you, me and Julio in the Queens ballyard
See you, me and Julio in the Queens ballyard

(Whistling interlude)
Then Omar went round, and with hardly a sound
Signed Franco after the session
But on the back page, they won't let his age
Be used as a concession
Well, we're on our way, I don't know how we're doin',
We're on our way, we hope we can field a winning team.

Hello to Jose, come east of Corona
See you, me and Julio in the Queens ballyard
See you, me and Julio in the Queens ballyard
See you, me and Julio in the Queens ballyard

(Musical interlude to fade out)

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December 9, 2005: After making big deals to bring Carlos Delgado, Billy Wagner and Paul Lo Duca to the Mets, general Manager Omar Minaya signed Jose Valentin and ageless wonder Julio Franco as spare parts. This Paul Simon song contemplates what Brooklyn native Lo Duca might think about the signings of Valentin and Franco. The Jake and Gaby mentioned in the first verse refer to Mike Jacobs and Gaby Hernandez, who were traded for Lo Duca.

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