July 29, 2014

Indians prospect Trevor Bauer releases new rap song (with lyrics)

Cleveland Indians prospect starting pitcher Trevor Bauer released a new rap song on Wednesday, titled “Gutter to the Grail: Cleveland Indians Original Track.” As opposed to his last release titled “You Don’t Know Me”, which was allegedly in regard to “haters” on Twitter, Bauer’s new cut is about his current teammates.

Teammates who are mentioned include:

  • Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley (“are the truest”)
  • Ubaldo Jiménez (“always cruisin’, gettin’ stupid, throwing cheddar”)
  • Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera (“Kip and Cabby amaze with the top ten plays”)
  • Mark Reynolds (“hitting clean up” as a rhyme to “Cody Allen turn the heat up”)
  • Justin Masterson (“Nasty Masty with the sink”)
  • Joe Smith (“Smith, with a flick of his wrist”)
  • Carlos Santana (“at the dish, whipping the hose out”)
  • Chris Perez (“CP in the ninth, you know we gon’ close out”)
  • Nick Swisher (“smoking pitchers like cigars”)

The hook—”From the gutter to the grail, we rise up to win it/Wahoos on first with our eyes on the pennent”—is, at the very least, a nice plug for one of Cleveland’s great local Tribe blogs.

[Related: Indians announcer Tom Hamilton has earned the benefit of the doubt]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Aw snap playah’ eat that Matt Harvey!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The Taylor Swift of MLB!

  • humboldt

    Clearly, a ‘prodigy’ is different than a ‘Renaissance Man’

  • Kevin Huyghe

    The only time Carlos Santana is “whipping the hose out” is when he is watering his tomato plants.

  • anon

    I don’t know if I should laugh or cry…

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    But what about the song? ;-)

  • JK

    Oh Goodie…

  • Jason Hurley

    Maybe Trevor Bauer will make the music for the Cavs intro video next year.

  • MoreGolfLessWork

    this made me laugh out loud, but in a strange way it’s not near as terrible as I thought it would be. I actually…. like it

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Now that was a good one and no love, not a single solitary uptick, man! I’m beginning to see how LeBron felt when he had to carry the Cavaliers.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    He throws a Kazmir reference in there as well calling him Scotty K…. something about a pitch and a whiffffffffff. Its in the middle. I dont want to listen to that again to find the exact spot. While not horrible, its not good either.

  • woofersus

    I got your back

  • woofersus

    Over/Under on that getting played in some official capacity at some point? (shudders)

  • chris62812

    you mean like Mark Reynolds using it as his walk-up music?

  • saggy

    i gave you an uptick for Abigail Ratchford. don’t pretend like you didn’t scroll down…

  • Ed Carroll

    Was played when Reynolds walked up the first two AB’s tonight (and after his HR), and then they cut out “Cleveland Rocks” to switch to it.

    Still grinning. This is fun. :)

  • woofersus

    Doh! Wasn’t able to watch the game. It’s actually pretty funny that he did that.

  • Andrew B.

    This is just so delightfully terrible.

  • NoVA Buckeye

    Any chance he does a collab with MGK and Kid Cudi?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Thanks but man that was funny and no love. I think when my contract is up I’ll have to DECIDE what to do.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Wrong direction, SCHWING!