Bauer, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, was traded to the Indians over the offseason, mostly because the Arizona Diamondbacks found him to be a difficult person. One of their more minor issues with him seemed to be his hobby of producing rap songs in his free time. After being traded to the Indians, Bauer produced a rap song that seemed to address his critics (like Miguel Montero), though he denied that was the case. This time around, he created a song about his team, and it was full of positive sentiment.
The folks at Indians fan site Wahoos on First reached out to Bauer over Twitter and asked him to produce the opening song for their podcast. Bauer came through for them with a solid song.
As our friends at Waiting for Next Year point out, Bauer mentions most of his teammates in the song and gives a positive rhyme about each of them (e.g. “CP in the ninth, you know we gonna close out” for Chris Perez and “smoking pitchers like cigars” for Nick Swisher).
The hook of the song is, “From the gutter to the grail, we rise up to win it/Wahoos on first with our eyes on the pennant.”
It’s a short song and pretty cool that Bauer took the time to create it for a fan podcast. I can’t imagine the Indians would have any problem with it.
Bauer is currently in Triple-A and has gone 1-2 in three starts for the Indians this season.
If you’re a big pitching fan (or Bauer fan), I highly recommend you peruse Bauer’s YouTube page. It is an absolute trove of pitching mechanics, grips, and workouts he does.