Houston we have a problem… and it appears that Charlie is going to stick by that problem regardless…

Bench control to closer Lidge
Bench control to closer Lidge
Take your jacket off and put your ball cap on

Bench control to closer Lidge
Commence your warm up, tosses now
Check in mirror and in gods sake get the save

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five,
Four, three, two, one, lights off

This is bench control to closer Lidge
You need to get three outs
And the papers want to know who really cares
Now its time to save a game if you dare

This is closer Lidge to bench control
I’m stepping from the pen
And I’m walking in a most peculiar way
And the fans look very different today

For here
Am I standing on a pitchers mound
Far above the field
Players shirts are blue
And there’s nothing I can do

Though I’ve walked two guys to base
Im feeling very ill
And I think this baseball knows which way to go
Tell my fans I really suck, they know

Bench control to closer Lidge
Your arm is dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, closer Lidge? 
Can you hear me, closer Lidge? 
Can you hear me, closer Lidge? 
Can you….

Here am I wallowing in self pity mode
Far above my skills
Players shirts are blue
And there’s nothing I can do.


I would have sang it on a video with images of Lidge and Charlie, but I cant sing, so sing it in your heads and picture another blown save from Lidge, and in case you don’t know the song, here it is, it’s only part of the song so you have to figure out where in the song the words fit….


Yes I admit it, I spent my teenage years in the 70’s and this guy was one of my favorites….

7 Comments on “HOUSTON we have a PROBELM….”

  1. Jane Heller says:

    Love this! You really got the lyrics down. I’ll probably sing them all day, which could prove a bit distracting!


  2. redstatebluestate says:

    I’m laughing inside… hard… bellowing…. LAUGHTER! Not gonna repeat with Lidge 2.0 blowing more games than a (BLEEP BLEEP blows BLEEP BLEEP). You feel me?

  3. devilabrit says:

    Jane- Thanks, I know I couldn’t get the song out of my head for ages after i did it…

    Jeff- As much as your laughing I’m screaming, if they keep putting him out there we’re not going to repeat..it SUCKS!!


  4. redstatebluestate says:

    Peter, don’t you see how this all works out well for me?

  5. devilabrit says:

    Jeff- It maybe working out well now, but what is to come…

  6. rrrt says:

    OMG, what a riot! I’m never able to make up lyrics to fit an existing song, so I’m always in awe of people who can. Excellent job!
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  7. devilabrit says:

    Sue- It wasn’t easy, matter of finding a song you know and playing with it…thanks…:-)


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