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Monday, April 27, 2009

Music Monday Tribute to Maddie and London's Babysitter, Who Pitched a No Hitter!

This just in from the sports page...Melanie Budney pitched a six-inning no-hitter for seventh-seeded Mendham (7-3) in the preliminary round of the Morris County Tournament in Mendham. She struck out 10 and walked one batter. Kate Bennett was 3-for-4 with two RBI, Amy Appel had a double and two RBI, and Arielle Budney hit a game-ending two-run single in the sixth.

Congratulations, Melanie!!

While I was nowhere near as talented as Melanie Budney, I played softball when I was in middle school, pitching for the Branchburg Central Falcons. As a huge baseball and softball fan, I have encouragedMaddie and London to play T-ball,and now softball, but that "put me in coach" gene apparently got mixed up with the girly-girl pink tutu gene. Anyway, we've been down at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ this weekend, the temperatures have been in the '80s, and I found just the song to get everyone in the mood for baseball season and summer.

Put me in coach...I'm ready to play! Here's a video of John Fogarty performing Centerfield with Keith Urban.






Sing along with Roxy:

Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today!
We're born again, there's new grass on the field.
A-roundin' third, and headed for home, its a brown-eyed handsome man;
Anyone can understand the way I feel.

Chorus:
Oh, put me in, coach - I'm ready to play today;
Put me in, coach - I'm ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be centerfield.

Well, I spent some time in the mudville nine,

Watchin' it from the bench;
You know I took some lumps when the mighty Casey struck out.
So say hey Willie, tell Ty Cobb and Joe Dimaggio;
Don't say it ain't so, you know the time is now.

Chorus
Oh, put me in, coach - I'm ready to play today;
Put me in, coach - I'm ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be centerfield.

Yeah! I got it, I got it!

Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
You know I think it's time to give this game a ride.
Just to hit the ball and touch 'em all - a moment in the sun;
(pop) it's gone and you can tell that one goodbye!

Chorus
Oh, put me in, coach - I'm ready to play today;
Put me in, coach - I'm ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be centerfield.

Chorus
Yeah!



Congratulations to our first commenter, the lovely Genie Princess, who "chopped" before I even got the Music Monday code up:



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5 comments:

Mariuca said...

chop!

Mariuca said...

WOW! What an early MM post from u sweetie! I saw u at my blog, thanks so much for stopping by!

Mariuca said...

I am working on my MM posts too, come chop later! Both blogs! ;)

I am Harriet said...

GREAT!

Nice pick for this MM.

kel said...

Great choice!