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The Ballad of Steve Phillips
(To the tune of The Ballad of John and Yoko)

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My friend, Sylvia, came up with the idea and wrote this song. My role was simply as an editor and to suggest a few changes, which she graciously agreed to. This is her second appearance on this website and I'm sure it won't be her last. Please let her know how talented she is.

Starting spring again at Saint Lucie
Can't repeat the mess of the past
The voice of the fans
Say you must be the man
To win, we gotta have a good cast

Hey, you know it ain't easy
Just go and ask Bobby V
The way this is going
We're gonna crucify Steve

Finally made a Met of Tom Glavine
Not a problem facing the Braves
Freddy gave the ok
But you still gotta stay
With some players no one's taking in trade

Hey, you know it ain't easy
Just go and ask Bobby V
The way this is going
We're gonna crucify Steve

Gotta hope third base not a problem
Looks like Ty will try to succeed
The newspeople say
Do you think it's ok
With this lineup, can you really compete?

Hey, you know it ain't easy
Just go and ask Bobby V
The way this is going
We're gonna crucify Steve

Saving all your money to go after Vlad
Got a little help from Tampa Bay
All of last year's trades
Turned into dead weight
And Jeromy's still looking for his swing
Yikes!

Needed a good guy, we found Art Howe
Back in Oakland he was so fine
But now he's at Shea,
Stevie, please stay away
Don't treat him like you did Valentine

Hey, you know it ain't easy
Just go and ask Bobby V
The way this is going
We're gonna crucify Steve

Jeffrey boy will look to depose you
Freddy's kid is moving up fast
The men in the press
While they wish you the best
They all think that you'll be getting the sack

Hey, you know it ain't easy
Just go and ask Bobby V
The way this is going
We're gonna crucify Steve
The way this is going
We're gonna crucify Steve

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January 15, 2003: In the winter before the 2002 season, Mets GM Steve Phillips made significant trades and free agent acquisitions, obtaining the services of Roberto Alomar, Mo Vaughn and Roger Cedeno among others. The Mets finished last, and that led to the dismissal of manager Bobby Valentine. Many thought Phillips should have been fired as well. Instead, he has gone out and signed the likes of Tom Glavine, Cliff Floyd and Mike Stanton. My dear friend, and fellow Mets and Beatles fanatic, Sylvia wrote this song, perhaps as a warning to Mr. Phillips.

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