Another hit, we see the ball
Get driven to the outfield, deep.
It’s then we notice as the wall
Is mastered by an outfield leap
Or flickers in and out of sight.
It’s only since they showed a stat
About him that my eyes alight
Upon the piece of the wall that
Displays “Ott.” Then “McCovey” too
Comes whirring in my vision’s reach
But just as quicky fades from view
Along with home run marks for each.
And so another series starts,
Another host of marks is set,
A slew of pitchers take their parts
In questions barely valid yet.
Cabrera’s won the triple crown
A fired Ozzie Guillen Tweets
But win or lose, some might look down
On him, never mind these defeats.
History goes on, anyway
We change up our trivia, and a
New hero joins the list today.
All hail the mighty Kung Fu Panda.
Behind the plate I saw an ad
Something about support the troops.
I thought to myself, “Hey, I had
Ad-block on this computer!
It was a battle of attrition.
It wasn’t clear which side would yield.
Would the Cardinals learn to hit
Before or after they learned to field?
Now I’m not much for schadenfreude
I’ve turned away when others wept.
But let’s be frank; I have enjoyed a
Chance to watch the Yanks get swept.
First there were announcers
Who seemed to start a jinx
Or just were acting stupid.
Who cares what each one thinks?
There’s also advertisements
I don’t want to give money
To those who just ask for it.
What’s weirder, if not funny,
Are ads which make the error
Of thinking that you care.
“You want to see more of this?
On the web, more is there!”
I’ll turn it off entirely
During a rain delay
Checking back on and off
Until they start to play.
As for patriotism,
I couldn’t give a hoot.
So seventh innings have become
A new excuse to mute.
The Red and White Sox were lamented
After they went down to defeat.
And yet, they still are represented;
Just check out the Cardinals’ feet.
Now most of you won’t get this joke.
But there it was; a dive, an itch.
The Yankees rally, then they choke;
On top of that comes Jeter’s glitch.