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Mr. Backup Catcher
(To the tune of Mr. Tambourine Man)

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Hey, Mr. Backup Catcher, hit one out for me,
I'm not sleepy and some cheering's what I want to do
Hey, Mr. Backup Catcher, hit one out for me,
If you make it to the series, I'll come following you.

Though I know that baseball's playoff games are seen throughout the land,
Remote control in hand,
Watching fifty thousand fans there standing screaming.

I watch the baseball rising, and I stand up on my feet,
Will it reach the seats,
Or am I still asleep and merely dreaming?

Hey, Mr. Backup Catcher, hit one out for me,
I'm not sleepy and some cheering's what I want to do
Hey, Mr. Backup Catcher, hit one out for me,
If you make it to the series, I'll come following you.

Take us on a trip down to Atlanta in the South.
Help us shut Ted Turner's mouth,
And make old Chipper pout,
When you knock the Braves right out,
Then to Cleveland or the Bronx you will be wandering.
You got us past the D-Backs when you hit your mighty clout
You made us scream and shout.
While you thought it was an out, Steve Finley wasn't under it.

Hey, Mr. Backup Catcher, hit one out for me,
I'm not sleepy and some cheering's what I want to do
Hey, Mr. Backup Catcher, hit one out for me,
If you make it to the series, I'll come following you.

Take us past Atlanta to the Indians or Yanks.
Hitting balls like Ernie Banks,
There's no crying from Tom Hanks,
And to you we give our thanks,
Your the man who we call Tank,
Though Mike couldn't play there was no need for sorrow.

With one mighty swing you hit it out and beat the Snakes four three,
For all of us to see,
Putting Phoenix all in gloom
For it really sealed their doom
Mantei pitched and you went boom
And for Bucky and his team, there's no tomorrow.

Hey, Mr. Backup Catcher, hit one out for me,
I'm not sleepy and some cheering's what I want to do
Hey, Mr. Backup Catcher, hit one out for me,
If you make it to the series, I'll come following you.

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October 10, 1999: Todd Pratt's home run gave the Mets a victory over the Diamondbacks in the 1999 NL Division Series.

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