Thursday, September 15, 2011

Song Parody: Save The Worst For Last

The Mets went into their just-completed nine-game homestand with visions of a .500 record dancing in their heads.  With a 70-71 record entering their make-up doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves on September 8, it wasn't much of a stretch to think the Mets could go 5-4 at the very least to end the homestand with a .500 record, especially considering that the final seven games would be played against the lowly Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.

But we are talking about the Mets here and it is September, the month in which the Mets usually start packing it in while crowds at Citi Field do the exact opposite.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Mets went 1-8 on the homestand, which culminated with a four-game sweep at the hands of the not-so-lowly anymore Nats.

Their performance during the homestand dropped them to 31-44 at Citi Field this year, putting them one step closer to finishing with their worst home record since the 1993 Mets went 28-53 at Shea Stadium.  (The 2003 team went 34-46 at Shea.)

It wouldn't be a stretch to say that the Mets, who were overachieving during the first two-thirds of the season, are now playing their worst baseball, in essence saving their worst play for last.  On that note, I believe it's time for the latest Studious Metsimus song parody.

The Mets are far from being No. 1, but Vanessa Williams' song, "Save The Best For Last", spent five weeks at No. 1 in 1992 (the year Mets fans rooted for "The Worst Team Money Can Buy").  Therefore, it's fitting that we should parody that song to reflect this year's team, a team that knows how to "Save The Worst For Last":

Sometimes the Mets compete in June
Then they go through their annual swoon
Four months of passion in their eyes
Hoping for more was ill-advised

There was a time when all we did was wish
Not to be dragged in the mud
But all we get is a tease of something grand
Followed by a big thud

Other teams fight in a pennant race
While the Mets fall into fourth place
Time for competing has now past
'Cause the Mets saved the worst for last

All of the nights we went to Citi
Seeing too many oh-for-threes
So many players we could boo
When they play like it's '62

Mets fans won't give their love to someone else
They're Wright to love Davey
But sometimes the players that we loved before
Just make "E" after "E".

So now it's time to just save face
Instead of being a part of the chase
October baseball would've been a blast
But the Mets saved the worst for last

When .500 is all that you're looking for
You'll never catch the Phillies...

Sometimes the Mets compete in June
Then they go through their annual swoon
Being swept by the pesky Nats
Proved that they saved the worst for last

They went and saved the worst for last...

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