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No Winsies: An ode to former Padres skipper Bud Black

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Happy Birthday, Buddy! I wrote you a song kinda.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

This post was a long time coming. I know people had plenty of reasons to want Bud Black fired, but I loved him. I spent my formative Padres fan years with Buddy at the helm. I was (and still am) super bummed about the Padres letting him go. Today is his birthday and I thought it'd be a good time to post this.

"No Winsies"

(Sung to the tune of Weezer's "Da Vinci")

You tried getting this team that was new
To earn some wins, but they didn’t come through
Some felt for a long time that you were toast
But others felt that you really got hosed
Your tried your best, the players were your friends
But you had to part ways in the end
You’ll always be here in my heart
I hope that soon you will get a new start

I still can’t even blame you
No, AJ Preller couldn’t save you
This team was just too good to be true
We’re at a loss for words
We’re at a loss for words
I don’t think letting you go was cool
The team was playing awful
But you always just said "That’s baseball"
You're at a loss for words
You’re at a loss for words

I kept the faith on gaslampball.com
Cheered for every Norris and Upton bomb
But most of the time the ball would just die
And you just couldn’t figure out why
I like to think that you know quite a lot
But with each loss your seat got more hot
This whole season has been really bizarre
Now you watch your former team from afar

I still can’t even blame you
No, AJ Preller couldn’t save you
This team was just too good to be true
We’re at a loss for words
We’re at a loss for words
I don’t think letting you go was cool
The team was playing awful
But you always just said "That’s baseball"
You're at a loss for words
You’re at a loss for words

You came so far
Now here we are
Your future will be bright
And this team will
Get stronger still
Everything will be alright

I still can’t even blame you 
No, AJ Preller couldn’t save you 
This team was just too good to be true 
We’re at a loss for words 
We’re at a loss for words 
I don’t think letting you go was cool 
The team was playing awful 
But you always just said "That’s baseball" 
You're at a loss for words 
You’re at a loss for words

More Padres/GLB-themed Weezer parodies by yours truly!

  • An ode to keeping the faith: "Devotion"
  • GLB's Eighth Anniversary Tribute: "Gaslamp Ball Memories"
  • Celebrating Ian Kennedy's return from the DL: "Ian's Back"
  • A farewell to Tim Stauffer: "Halfway Across the Country" and "Eulogy for a Stauffbeard"
  • Gaslamp Ball's Tenth Anniversary song: Gaslamp Ballin' in the Sun