2008 Poetic Interlude #3: Duke (Looks Like a "Maybe")

Duke (Looks Like a "Maybe")


[Original lyrics here.]

Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"

Beane shipped Danny H. out of town
King Richard's yet to pick up his crown
Blanton may be next out the door
Gaudin's labrum and foot and throat prognoses were poor
That's four

Fifty-eight!
Fifty-eight!

Spring trainin' all these jobs on the line
Rookies, veterans, re-treaded A's
Beane may trade more guys off the pine
The scouts whip out JUGS guns and try to low-ball Beane all day!

Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"

Never judge an arm by its radar
or an old catcher-DH by your gaydar
We may not contend, but we just might surprise
Knowin' the genius we think Beane is, who knows what the state of our 'pen is.

Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"

Arthritis in the hips hurts like hell
Now tell me if that's ringin' your Belle
He ain't the only A to go under the knife
But lord only knows what''ll come out the other side

Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"

Though eighty might be all of our wins (until we build a park near)
Eighty might be all of our wins (start me, start me, start me all year)
Eighty might be all of our wins ('til we get to Fremont clear)
Eighty might be all of our wins (trade me, trade me, trade me, trade me)

Oo, what a funky A's team
Oo, we may not, may not, may not like stats.
Our whole rotation's "maybe"s!

Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"
Fifty-eight! Duke looks like a "maybe"

Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke looks like a "maybe"
Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke looks like a "maybe"
Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke looks like a "maybe"
Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke looks like a "maybe"
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