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Cubs Song Parody: 'Keeping Bees'

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BCB's Danny Rockett musically documents the Easter "Bee" game with a little help from the Beatles.

Danny Rockett

Poor Jason Heyward! Stung at least 10 times by a swarm of bees in center field, only to sting a ball over the outfield wall that he had just tried to climb escaping the hive the previous half inning in his very next at bat. There is certainly no question about the new Cubs outfielder's fortitude!

Sunday's "Bee-Game" wasn't a great ballgame for the Cub-bees. But it certainly was strangely entertaining! And I couldn't resist the opportunity to parody one of the greatest songs of all time to document the odd moment along with a bunch of pics I snapped off during the incident.

Thanks to Alex Patt who Photoshopped a few custom bee related pics for me to use in this video!

It's song eight of the 2016 Cubs Canon! "Keeping Bees!" (lyrics posted below the video)

Keeping Bees


Well, he hits home runs, triples and doubles

But when he plays center field

The Cubs Jason Heyward’s keeping bees

That’s why his swing is sweeter

Cause his bat is covered in honey

That’s why his swing is sweeter

Cause his bat is covered in honey

The Cubs Jason Heyward’s keeping bees


Keeping bees, keeping bees

Keeping bees, keeping bees

The Cubs Jason Heyward’s keeping bees



Heyward wanted to be a keeper

'Stead of on a baseball team

Now he’s out in center, keeping bees


For though they may be swarming

Heyward’s handling his colony

His bat is his smoker, keeping bees


Keeping bees, keeping bees

Keeping bees, keeping bees

The Cubs Jason Heyward’s keeping bees

Keeping bees, keeping bees

Keeping bees, keeping bees

Playing out in center

Keeping bees


Keeping bees, keeping bees

Keeping bees, keeping bees

The Cubs Jason Heyward’s keeping bees


At night after the ballgame

He goes out to his apiary

Time for pollination, keeping bees


Harvesting the sticky fluid

That the hive made for their queen

But they’re always stingin’, keeping bees


Keeping bees, keeping bees

Keeping bees, keeping bees

The Cubs Jason Heyward’s keeping bees

Keeping bees, keeping bees

Keeping bees, keeping bees

Playing out in center

Keeping bees