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Spring Training Opening Day: The Cubs Are Back!

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A promo on WGN for Cubs spring-training baseball inspired BCB's Danny Rockett to cook up a song parody of the Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black". Enjoy!

Relief! Spring Training Games! Finally!!
Relief! Spring Training Games! Finally!!
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

While watching news of the impending 17th polar vortex and subsequent snow dumping to hit Chicago this winter, a glimmer of hope shot across my television screen! Cubs Spring Training baseball! Televised! Thursday! So, I took a little inspired break from mixing, and editing my WGN Cubs Contest Song (which, by the way, now includes a few BCB readers chanting, and hopefully a horn player, if he makes the deadline of today), to write a parody of the Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black".

Baseball is finally here, Cubs games are coming back
This winter really sucked, but now the Cubs are back
Sure it’s still snowing and the temp is 6 below.
In Arizona, they’re starting to hit and throw!

So sick of shoveling my car out every day
The Cubs' return tells me that spring’s not far away.
Yeah, its preseason and the games don’t count at all
It doesn’t matter, I just wanna watch baseball!

The Cubs probably won’t do anything this year
But I’ll still be sitting at Wrigley drinking beer.
The Cardinals, Pirates, Reds, and Brewers gonna lose
Only if they’re all suspended for using juice.

Can’t wait til the Cubbies are in a pennant race
The stands are empty when you’re in fourth or fifth place
At least it won’t cost much to buy myself a seat.
I’ll probably use StubHub or scalpers on the street

Don’t wanna go to work, because the Cubs are back
They’re more addicting than meth, cigarettes, or crack
From now until October, I’ll be watchin’ ball.
Now, I won’t get anything done until the fall…

Hmm, hmm, hmm...

I’m so glad the Cubs are back! The Cubs are back!
Back today, back till fall
Gonna sit in the sun, kissin' winter goodbye
I’m so glad the Cubs are back! The Cubs are back!