A Baseball Poem

1 08 2008

 This showed up in my in box today;

T’was the night before August and all through the Nation
> the fans on their feet in a standing ovation
> Ramirez — the baby — is off to L.A.
> So who is this guy they call Jason Bay?
>
> He bats from the right and throws that way too
> And produces the home runs; he has 22
> Will he ever be Manny? “Not a chance” might be true
> But when he hits his first homah, we’ll all say “Manny who?”
>
> He’ll protect our Big Papi and with Mike at his back
> He’ll make up for what with Ramirez we lack:
> Good defense in left field, base-running skill too
> And he’ll run out the grounders unlike you-know-who
>
> If you look at the stats, Bay’s a star on the rise
> While Manny – his stature – is shrinking in size
> Just look at the stats. Can you guess who is who?
> AVG. HR RBI OBP SLG
> Player 1: .282 22 64 .375 .519
> Player 2: .299 20 68 .398 .529
> (I’ll give you a hint: Good-Bye Player 2!)
>
> With the A’s due in town, get the offense on track!
> But will Papi and Bay will be a formidable attack?
> At the end of the day brings an unnerving truth:
> Yes, Papi and Manny were like Gehrig/Ruth
>
> So here’s some advice from a local Sox fan
> Please try to get it right if you can:
> Say “Wall”; not “Green Monster”
> Pronounce “Pahk” with no “R”
> Produce like you’ve been doing and you’ll be a star.
>
> The “bleachers” are in right field
> Pesky’s Pole’s “down the line”
> Say “I hate the Yankees” and you’ll fit in just fine.
>
> By the way Red Sox Nation, raise your glass in a toast
> Pay homage to an old friend who’s on the West Coast
> He’s a friend of the Nation and a really good sport:
> Thank you, thank you, oh thank you dear old friend Frank McCourt
>
> So we hope for the best as the day turns to night
> I’ll just finish my poem and turn out the light
> But as I try to sleep, I turn and I toss
> Jason Bay for Ramirez, Hansen, and Moss?
>
> Did we make the right choice? Did we give up too much?
> Will Jason Bay ever hit in the clutch?
> I find I can’t sleep and I sit up in fright
> I know Manny was wrong; God I hope Theo’s right.
>
> But what about Manny? How hard will he play
> Now playing with Nomar and Lowe in L.A?
> I promise you this, there’s more to his story
> As you head off to bed, say a prayer for Joe Torre!
>
> Go Sox!!!

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4 responses

1 08 2008
MST

I LOVE IT!!!!! I’m putting it in a MS Bulletin…with thanks to you, Auntie! See you tomorrow!
ps…watching the game right now…top of the 11th. Bay’s been on base 3 times, scored a run, and made an awesome catch. Buh-bye, Manny! Can’t wait to see how happy Torre is when Manny decides he’s ‘hurt’ on an Arizona game day!

2 08 2008
Kizz

What’s really going to be interesting is if Manny shapes up in LA and we find that Torre is simply the best manager in the game.

(I know, I’m a Sox fan and Torre is, on some level, the Yankees forever and ever but you have to respect the guy.)

2 08 2008
mrschili

Didn’t Bay JUST hit a home run? I’m at the computer, but the boys are in the living room hooting it up!

3 08 2008
whodoesshethinksheisanyway

Kizz, I do respect Torre. He is a great manager and I am glad he is now with a team who will also respect him. Can he make Manny shape up? Time will tell.

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