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    Offensive song lyrics broadcast at Fenway Park

    Ramirez's song preference puts club on spot
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    BOSTON -- A song that included profanity and drug-themed lyrics was broadcast over the Fenway Park loudspeakers before Manny Ramirez's first at-bat on Sunday, forcing the Red Sox to alter their policy on allowing players to choose their own music.

    Spokesman Charles Steinberg said the song "I get high," by Styles, was requested during the game by a clubhouse attendant who was apparently relaying Ramirez's wishes. When the song was checked to make sure it was appropriate, it was not played all the way through.

    Ramirez declined comment after the game.

    The 12-letter profanity appears 54 seconds into the song, Steinberg said, and there isn't usually that much time before the first pitch to a batter.

    "To avoid that, we will no longer accommodate spontaneous requests," Steinberg said during Boston's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

    Asked about the repeated reference to drug themes in the song, which was also played before Ramirez's at-bats on Saturday, Steinberg said there were no plans to stop letting players choose their own music.

    "Far be it for me to try to understand the psychology of what motivates a batter," Steinberg said. "The key is to avoid playing anything that's going to disturb the family atmosphere you try so hard to achieve.

    "When it's inconsistent, the fans come first."

    In 1999, a part-time worker at Yankee Stadium was fired for playing a version of the song "Tommy's Theme" by The Lox that contained several profanities when Tony Tarasco came to the plate. Tarasco said he asked for a cleaned-up version of the song to be played.

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    A 12 letter profanity?? Hmmm

    Good move by the Sox. They should listen to the music before they play it.

    Now if only they can stop that silly "Yankees suck" chant.

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    Originally posted by deranged2005
    A 12 letter profanity?? Hmmm

    Yeah, that one's hard to figure out. What ever happened to the wholesome, rock songs of my youth? You know like "Louie, Louie" and "Why Don't We Do It In the Road" and "Let's Spend the Night Together," songs the whole family can enjoy, if the family is Warren Beatty and Shirley MacClain.

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    The next time Manny comes to the plate.

    Why don`t they play Mozart or Chopin.

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    Originally posted by deranged2005
    A 12 letter profanity??
    It is a synonym for all Blow Sox fans.

    Fenway. What a sewer.

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    I think it's the long version of "mofo". That's 12 letters.

    And I think I know the song they're talking about, and they should have yanked it solely on the basis of it being a really annoying song.

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    Re: Offensive song lyrics broadcast at Fenway Park

    Originally posted by Carissa
    the song "I get high," by Styles, was requested during the game by a clubhouse attendant who was apparently relaying Ramirez's wishes.

    Ramirez declined comment after the game.


    let me just say that the Red Sox nation is shocked and outraged by Manny Ramirez's marijuana problem.

    Oh hey, and Slippery Elm......

    In 1999, a part-time worker at Yankee Stadium was fired for playing a version of the song "Tommy's Theme" by The Lox that contained several profanities when Tony Tarasco came to the plate. Tarasco said he asked for a cleaned-up version of the song to be played.


    setting the trend for a sewer eh??

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    Re: Re: Offensive song lyrics broadcast at Fenway Park

    Originally posted by Judge Mental




    let me just say that the Red Sox nation is shocked and outraged by Manny Ramirez's marijuana problem.

    Oh hey, and Slippery Elm......



    setting the trend for a sewer eh?? [/B]
    I really hate the sox...they really suck. epsecially manny. I think he has a drug addiction...what else explains his hair do?

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    Re: Re: Re: Offensive song lyrics broadcast at Fenway Park

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    . epsecially manny. I think he has a drug addiction
    Ignorance is bliss?

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    here are the lyrics...Manny makes some bad choices -- with his dress, his hair and now music...but the drug comments are ridiculous....

    http://lyrics.astraweb.com/displayp....12..i_get_high

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    Don't they have to approve a song before they blare it over the loudspeakers? Irresponsible of both Manny and whoever allowed it to pass through, IMO.

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    Knobby used to come to the plate with Eminem's "The Way I Am" playing. I wonder if George and the Stadium crew were aware of the beginning of the song - I sit back with this pack of zigzags and this bag of this weed - not to mention the four letter words. But I guess if you don't play those parts it's ok, since the kids who hear it and then go by the cd will probably skip over the drug references and four letter words too..........

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    Originally posted by b-ball-lunachick
    here are the lyrics...Manny makes some bad choices -- with his dress, his hair and now music...but the drug comments are ridiculous....

    http://lyrics.astraweb.com/displayp....12..i_get_high
    not for nothing but are these the lyrics to the song, "Woah" by Black Rob that Derek Jeter uses and Tino used to?

    It's not just Manny.



    http://www.purelyrics.com/index.php?lyrics=fwwrtqiw




    Yo I'm bout on something man
    When u see something ill know what I mean, that ................ is whoa
    Anything ill u see is whoa
    Nigga have a big 6 at the club that's whoa
    Especially if he got the fully equip kit on it's whoa
    U know what I mean, like yo

    ( Verse 1 )

    I had this bad bitch Uptown, she was whoa!
    Had me ................ed up in the head I mean whoa!
    Bought this bitch diamonds and perils, I mean whoa!
    Should've seen them ................s shinning on her wrist, whoa!
    Now money ain't a problem, see my doe is like whoa!
    Pulled out my bankroll on y'all niggas like whoa!
    Floss da blue shrimp from two-tenth like whoa!
    Faggot wanna be my blue prints, I'm like whoa!
    Had to hit the brakes on ya niggas like whoa!
    Niggas getting bagged on my block like whoa!
    Coming home within a half-hour like whoa!
    Frontin like they had the man power like whoa!
    More or less, more or so

    ( Chorus )
    I'll rip ya torso
    I live the fast life, come through porshe slow like whoa!
    My niggas like doe, like dro
    Nitro, my flows, nice clothes like whoa!

    ( Verse 2 )

    Each payin with cocaine like whoa!
    Now I'm doc strange in da range like whoa!
    Hundred miles an hour, swithing lanes like whoa!
    Plus I'm getting brain from this chick like whoa!
    Nigga near lick her asshole like whoa!
    See him floss bitches and bitches like whoa!
    '99 Jag benz coup like whoa!
    Keep them g's nines on ya blocks like whoa!
    When they threw ya window bitch like whoa!
    Love to see me do this ................ like whoa!
    Niggas put me through this ................ like whoa!
    So I'm a go toe to toe, blow for blow like whoa!

    ( Chorus )

    ( Verse 3 )

    We bag it, then flip it like whoa!
    Cars we jack it then strip it like whoa!
    Fully equip it front to back that's whoa!
    Spitting on fiends that come for crack like whoa!
    Asking for shorts and ................ nigga like whoa!
    Half on his crome, now nigga that's whoa!
    Flow so properly you'll see I'm whoa!
    Ain't no stopping me, I'm deep like whoa!
    Guns be popping B, we creep like whoa!
    Hear my name in these streets it's like whoa!
    Must I pound the concrete like whoa!
    Till this bitch ass has defeat like whoa!
    Ya man ain't whoa!
    The judge ain't whoa!
    C-E-Os ain't whoa!
    P-Os ain't whoa!
    Play y'all self I get the G.I. Joe
    D-I-C, K ryders ain't whoa!

    ( Chorus )

    Niggas getting money VA is whoa!
    Bitches looking roght in ATL is whoa!
    Niggas laying low in Shytown is whoa!
    Bitches taking paper in LA is whoa!
    Niggas stacking doe in DC is whoa!
    PRDR hold me down like whoa!
    Niggas in Detroit hold me down like whoa!
    Niggas getting money in New Orleans whoa!
    Boston and Jersey, my niggas is whoa!
    Florida niggas, Philly niggas is whoa!
    Tampa and Texas, Cleveland is whoa!
    Memphis and Lil Rock, my niggas is whoa!
    My New York niggas hold me down like whoa!
    My Panama niggas hold me down like whoa!
    Pampaya hold me down like whoa!
    My man Dice Raw hold me down like whoa!
    The whole Bad Boy hold me down like whoa!
    NC, SC hold me down like whoa!
    My man Buck Wild hold me down like whoa!
    Allumni dog hold me down like whoa!
    My man PD hold me down like whoa!
    The whole JM hold me down like whoa!
    Whole East Side hold me down like whoa!
    My man P.I. hold me down like whoa!

    ( Whoa! as it fades out )

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    Originally posted by patrick.o
    Knobby used to come to the plate with Eminem's "The Way I Am" playing. I wonder if George and the Stadium crew were aware of the beginning of the song - I sit back with this pack of zigzags and this bag of this weed - not to mention the four letter words. But I guess if you don't play those parts it's ok, since the kids who hear it and then go by the cd will probably skip over the drug references and four letter words too..........
    good point patrick -- I don't even know half of the songs that these guys pick, especially Jeter and the ones Knobby used -- not my kind of music...maybe a case can be made to skip the at-bat music and cut about 15 minutes or so off of each game...

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    Here's a solution...get rid of the music, period. No other sport does this. Could you imagine every time Shaq or Kobe stepped up to the free throw line they played a song? Does someone waiting on line for a hotdog think "Hey, Manny must be up, they're playing his song."

    Announce the player, step in the box and swing the bat.

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    Originally posted by Big_E


    Announce the player, step in the box and swing the bat.
    Word, I can se MTV at home. I go to The Stadim to see a ballgame.

    Funny that MLB promotes this "rock-n-jock" atmosphere to attract the teenyboppers but we slam the ballplayer that is simply promoting that image.

    Further it's worth a chuckle that you can probably find a hundred threads on Bronx-Bombers.com fawning over Jeters at bat music, but Manny gets trashed.

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    I didn't think you could get high off of steroids.

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    You know, Paulie never had any controversial music. Usually came up to some sort of oldie, or the Who.

    Manny is a slob of a man who disgusts me anyway.

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    Originally posted by YankeeClemens22
    You know, Paulie never had any controversial music. Usually came up to some sort of oldie, or the Who.

    Manny is a slob of a man who disgusts me anyway.
    "10th Avenue Freezeout" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. You know you're getting old when that's an old-fashioned song.

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    I'm sorry, I guess I'm too old or something, but those lyrics (the ones Chris posted) are beyond disgusting, not to mention stupid. Reading them actually made me angry, for some reason.

    And the offensiveness is not even in the curses.

    JMHO.

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    Originally posted by Big_E
    Here's a solution...get rid of the music, period. No other sport does this. Could you imagine every time Shaq or Kobe stepped up to the free throw line they played a song? Does someone waiting on line for a hotdog think "Hey, Manny must be up, they're playing his song."

    Announce the player, step in the box and swing the bat.
    Thank you. I miss the days when all you'd hear is an occasional "charge" played.

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    I don't mind "Welcome To The Jungle" blaring at the beginning of the game, or "Enter Sandman" for Rivera's entrance. Those songs just seem appropriate somehow. But now they've taken things to a ridiculous extreme. Just about every move a player makes is accompanied by music. Is it really necessary to play a snippet of "Walk This Way" or "Patience" when a player walks? What comes next? Playing "Oops I Did It Again" when a player makes an error?
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    How about "It's Raining Men" for Piazza?
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    Originally posted by Slippery Elm
    How about "It's Raining Men" for Piazza?

    "I'm coming out! I want the world to know, got to let it show!"

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