Found September 23, 2013 on MetsMinor.net:
North side, east side Little Willy Willy wears the crown He’s the best damn shortstop around town Backhand, forehand Willy drives them silly He’s a contact bat an’ a whole bunch more than that ‘Cos little Willy, Willy won’t go home But you can’t push Willy round, Willy won’t go Try tellin’ everybody but, oh no Little Willy, Willy won’t go home Lyrics adapted from “Little Willy” by Sweet I know, I know, don’t get your bowels in an uproar, it was just one game. Oh, but what a game it was. Wilfredo Tovar’s role in the Mets 4-3 victory over the Phillies Sunday was a single game, a sliver of baseball in a baseball game between two teams winding down disappointing campaigns. Even so, Wilfredo Tovar’s debut was proof positive why Binghamton Mets baseball fans have come to love the gritty play of their little shortstop. Tovar is a tough, gritty baseball player. The little Met shortstop showcased his plucky baseball style matching wits with fabled, veteran, Philly pitching ace Cliff Le
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