Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Indians prospect Trevor Bauer records rap song for fan podcast



Hightly touted Cleveland Indians prospect Trevor Bauer is no stranger to laying down hip hop tracks. The pitcher made headlines this offseason when he released a rap song targeted at former teammate and current Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero. Now, the right-hander is dropping beats in a more positive way by recording an intro for an Indians fan podcast.

WahoosOnFirst.com gives us the scoop:

It came to be when our very own Ed Carroll (@edtherevelator) reached out to Trevor on Twitter following the very first episode of Wahoo’s on the Mic to see if he would be interested in throwing something together for us. As you may or may not already know, in Trevor Bauer’s free time he enjoys writing and recording rap music so it seemed like a really good idea at the time. Surprisingly, he responded and after a couple of weeks of writing and recording in the lab, Trevor sent us this musical masterpiece. We couldn’t have been anymore excited and grateful for him taking the time to contribute to Wahoo’s on First and we hope you all enjoy this as much as the rest of us.

How many professional athletes would take time out of their busy schedules during the season to do this? Yeah, not many. So, regardless of how you feel about the song itself, Bauer's gesture should be commended.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, here are the lyrics to "Gutter to the Grail."

(CHORUS:)
From the gutter to the grail
We rise up to win it
Wahoos on first with their eyes on the pennant
Goin’ all in
Cleveland Indians
From the gutter to the bling
Now they call us champions

(Repeat chorus)

This is how we do it
With beauty we be movin’
Takin’ bases with ease
Born and bred
We are the truest
Got Ubaldo always cruisin’
Gettin’ stupid, throwin’ cheddar
Other teams are lookin’ clueless
Can’t nobody do it better

We get knocks
We flash leather for days
Kip and Cabby amaze
With the Top 10 plays

Cody Allen — turn the heat up
Reynolds hittin’ cleanup
You know we never ease up
2013, now we’re all up for the ring
Nasty Masty with the sinks
Scotty K with the swings
And whiffs (whiffs)

Hand it off to Smith
Just a flick of the wrist
Gettin’ filthy with the pitch
To Santana at the dish
Whippin’ the hose out
CP in the ninth
You know he gonna close out

So what do y’all know about Swisher and the swags?
Smokin’ pitchers like cigars
Are you picturing that?

(Chorus x 2)

MLB.com currently lists Bauer as the top prospect in Cleveland's farm system.

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