A Clash Of Opinions: Should I Cheer Or Should I Boo?

An article by posted on July 26, 2010

There is a lot of turmoil in Mets-tropolis.  R.A. Dickey was clashing with Jerry Manuel when the manager removed him from yesterday’s game.  The fans are clashing with the front office for not doing anything to improve the team.  What’s a blogger to do with all this clashing going on?  You guessed it.  It’s song parody time!

Earlier today, Joe D took a song by Black Sheep and wrote a humorous piece about the approaching trade deadline and which pitcher we’d rather have.  (Just say “no” to Ollie.)  Paying homage to that piece, now I’m questioning whether Mets fans should boo or cheer the team when they take the field against the Cardinals on Tuesday night in their first home game following their awful West Coast road trip.

What better song to choose than the classic hit by The Clash (duh, like you didn’t know where this was going) called “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”.  The song was released as a single in 1982 (and performed by The Clash in concert at Shea Stadium that October.  Betcha didn’t know that.), right before the Mets became a good team again.  Will this song parody I’ve written help the current Mets get better?

No, that would be silly.  Scoring more runs will make them better.  Even Dead Manuel Walking can figure that out while he’s pointing out the next relief pitcher he’s going to use not named Frankie Rodriguez.

I’ve said enough. It’s time to tap your cleats to the song parody.  Here is the song set to the Clash’s hit single from 1982.  This one is called “Should I Cheer or Should I Boo?”

Mets fans, you’ve gotta let me know.
Should I cheer or should I boo?
If you say “make up your mind!”
I’ll ask you ’till we’re at inning nine.
So before you hear “play ball!”
Should I cheer or should I boo?

The Mets just tease tease tease.
And Jerry still trots out Ollie.
Like a bad fish, he’ll throw him back.
To give us fans a heart attack.
So before to Citi I go.
Should I cheer or should I boo?

Should I cheer or should I boo now?
Should I cheer or should I boo now?
If I cheer at Reyes’ double.
Then I’ll miss Castillo stumble.
Don’t know which way I will go…

To cheer? To boo? It’s bugging me.
And so’s the last month by Pelfrey.
Will K-Rod pitch the tenth inning?
No way, says Dead Manuel Walking.
Maybe it’s time for him to go..
I’m not cheering him anymo’.

Should I cheer or should I boo now?
Should I cheer or should I boo now?
Can Beltran run down a fly ball?
Will the coaching staff take the fall?
Can’t these guys win on the road?
I should cool it or I’m gonna blow.

Should I cheer or should I boo now?
Should I cheer or should I boo now?
Jerry Manuel’s in trouble.
His team’s been reduced to rubble.
Cheering will get a big fat NO!
That’s right, I’m going to BEE-OH-OH!


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Ed Leyro was hatched in the Bronx, but spent most of his youth in Queens at Shea Stadium. Apparently, all that time spent at Mets games paid off as Ed met his wife (The Coop) for the first time at Citi Field during its inaugural season. Guess the 2009 season was good for something after all. In addition to his work at Mets Merized Online, Ed also owns, operates and is head janitor at Studious Metsimus, where he shares blogging duties with Joey Beartran. For those not in the know, Joey is a teddy bear dressed in a Mets hoodie. Clearly, Studious Metsimus is not your typical Mets blog.

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