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Boog! The Big Baseball Musical
Book and Lyrics by Bob Ottum
July 19, 1971
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July 19, 1971

Boog! The Big Baseball Musical

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SCIENTIST—But my Boog robot....

BOOG—(Sadly) He saved my life. He sacrificed his life for the game.

(He takes off his baseball cap and holds it over his heart. Brampson takes the cigar from his mouth and holds it over his heart, respectfully. Music up. The chorus starts again, softly)

CHORUS—WHEN YOU'VE LOST IT IN THE SUN....

(As the chorus sings, little bits and pieces of charred Oriole uniform come floating down lazily from somewhere overhead. A bit of a cap. Then a baseball shirt wafts down, turning slowly so that the name PO WELL shows, printed across the shoulders. It is charred and burned. A fire-blackened bat falls)

BOOG—(Singing) AND THEY SCORE ANOTHER RUN....

CHORUS—THAT PUTS THEM IN THE LEAD LIKE THREE TO TWO....

BRAMPSON—WHO IS THERE AT THAT PLATE....

(Song goes on in the background as Boog Powell steps forward to the edge of the stage, looking up. He muses, aloud)

BOOG—Well, folks, I dunno where he is now, but I am sure it must be in that Great Ball Game Up There. That Great Series in the Sky. Why, I see him dug in there at that Pearly Home Plate and the stands are full of angels cheering him on. And....

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