Division Series, Day 7

The season’s long. People will sit or start
Day in, day out, and no one bats an eye;
They have their roles and each will play their part.
Some might come off the bench to break a tie,

Others start every day. And then a few
Pitch one game out of five when they’re not hurt,
Some pitch when winning. This is nothing new,
The lineup’s stable, give or take each spurt.

Then comes the day when games are scarce. An ace
Pitches two out of five, a star’s left out,
And there’s debate on who will take his place,
A pinch-hitter excels, or fails, sparks doubt.

After the wild card frameshifts, is two
Games out of five too many? Or too few?

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