Bush-league fight song at Camden Yards

August 20, 2010

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.

If you're happy and you know it

And you really want to show it

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Can someone please tell me how this inane little ditty that appeals to four year-olds is supposed to fire up a major league baseball team and its fans?

I'll bet the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, and so on, shudder in horror, quaking in their collective spikes whenever they hear our "fight song" as they set foot on the turf of our beloved baseball cathedral. You just know they're thinking to themselves, "no wonder they've got the worst record in the league.".

Also, I'm pretty sure that the O's have had losing seasons for as long as the tune has been played at Oriole park at Camden Yards. Coincidence? I think not.

Whatever front-office empty suit who thought of this and still allows it to be played ad nauseam over the public address system 10-lus times every game should be relieved of their duties.

C'mon O's fans, join me in expressing your disgust of this song and let's tell the Orioles to politely get rid of it at our games and put it back in nursery school where it belongs!

Howard Hyatt, Owings Mills

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