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BCB's Danny Rockett has re-recorded "The Ballad of John Baker" to celebrate the two year anniversary of "The Night the Backup Catcher Got the Win"!

The Night The Backup Catcher Got the Win!
The Night The Backup Catcher Got the Win!
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"John Baker Day" has arrived and we are expecting around 100 people to pack Nisei Lounge later today!

To celebrate "The Night the Back Up Catcher Got the Win" I've re-recorded "The Ballad of John Baker" with John's brother Will Baker on Trombone, and my fearless band Bad Teenage Moustache rocking as usual with Gary Damico, Alzan Pelesic and Nicole Wiesner.

Also! Before you listen to the song... I've reset the Signed Five Rookies Painting auction and extended it until Sunday at 8 p.m. CT. You can check it out and bid here. It's back to a reserve price of $250!

Lyrics posted below the song....

The Night the Backup Catcher Got the Win ("The Ballad of John Baker")


The night the backup catcher got the win.

I showed down at Wrigley with a belly full of gin.

I knew it would be a long one, Edwin Jackson was pitchin’

The night the backup catcher got the win.


Edwin Jackson only lasted four.

The game was tied for 12 more innings, nobody could score.

We went to Captain Morgan’s cause we wanted to drink more.

The night the backup catcher got the win.


It was the night the backup catcher got the win (got the win)

It was the night the backup catcher got the win (got the win)

Sat in the upper deck with 3 of my best friends.

The night the backup catcher got the win.


We went just outside to have a smoke

But as we stood beyond the gates, Captain Morgan’s closed

We got left outside and we couldn’t get back in.

The night the backup catcher got the win.


Three sheets to the wind and overserved

We couldn’t get back to our seats in upper deck reserved.

So we watched a game from a bar on Addison

The night the backup catcher got the win.


It was the night the backup catcher got the win (got the win)

It was the night the backup catcher got the win (got the win)

Got sick outside of Wrigley from mixing beer and gin

The night the backup catcher got the win.


John Baker finally won it in 16

On the most exciting Sac Fly this baseball fan has seen

But I sorta missed it, I was drunk as Charlie Sheen

The night the backup catcher got the win.


It was the night the backup catcher got the win (got the win)

It was the night the backup catcher got the win (got the win)

They threatened us with handcuffs when we tried to sneak back in

The night the backup catcher got the win. (got the win)

It was the night the backup catcher got the win