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A song for Susan! or The Trading Deadline

By on Jul 13, 2016 in Baseball, Featured | 0 comments

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One of the things I love about Twitter is it’s ability to connect people that would never normally have a chance to cross paths. I realize that can be a curse at times, but it’s been a huge blessing for someone, like me, who is fairly introverted and doesn’t really enjoy interacting with people on a regular basis.

Finding other Oakland A’s fans on twitter and connecting with them, as the A’s had that incredible 2012 season, has brought a lot of people into my life that I now would call friends. Some I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Others, not yet. The song posted below comes from a man that certainly falls into that later category.

@Boinkity_Boink is one of the funniest people I follow. His sense of humor is a bit off the wall, but never mean. I like that. You usually can’t help but smile after seeing one of his tweets. So when he told A’s beat writer Susan Slusser he had a no place to post the song he had written for her, I offered some space.

I’m glad I did.

You should also go buy Susan’s book 100 Things A’s Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. She’s a pretty good writer too.

You’ll be glad you did.


The Trading Deadline

(sung to the tune Sweet Dreams Are Made of This by The Eurythmics)


The Trading Deadline looms
Whom on the A’s will it be?
The phone in Billy’s
pocket is ringing.
Everybody’s looking for something.


Some of them want starting pitching
Some of them want a defensive outfielder.
Some of them want a reliever.
But none of them want Billy Butler.


Aaaahhh.. ahhhh


The Trading Deadline looms.
Whom on the A’s will it be?
The phone in the Oakland A’s
office is ringing.
Everybody’s looking for something.


Ahhhhh…. woooahhh


Billy Butler?
Josh Reddick… moving on.
Rich Hill… moving on.
Stephen Vogt… moving on.
Ryan Dull… moving on.
Danny Valencia… moving on.
Coco Crisp… moving on.
Sonny Gray?!?!


The Trading Deadline looms.
Whom on the A’s will it be?
All the phones in the Oakland
coliseum are ringing.
Everybody is looking for something.


(repeat last verse 3 more times)

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