Browse all poems and songs in the 'Boston Red Sox' Category

The Original Williams Shift

by the Village Elliott

For Cy Williams (career 1912-1930)

Baseball’s first famous Defensive Shift
Named for “Williams” set fielders adrift.
Though named for Williams guy,
It’s not Ted, rather Cy,
The Phillies’ slugger whom history’s stiffed.


All Along the Pinstripe Dugout

by Stephen Jones

With apologies to Bob Dylan

“There must be some way out of here,”
Said Girardi to himself,
“The pitching’s all gone south –
I can’t get no relief.
Red Sox, they drink the wine,
While Bombers dig the earth.
And none of this is fine,
But my pitching . . . what’s it worth?”


Panda Fan’s Lament

by the Village Elliott

As Giants’ Panda fan since his birth,
Loved the way Pablo played full of mirth–
Ate from both sides of plate,
Now he can’t hit his weight,
Sad he’s unfit to play with full girth.

After the Giants got Panda’s best,
The Red Sox will pay for the rest.
Jints dodged bullet by not
Matching loot Panda got.
Sox fans moan, Giants’ faithful feel blessed.


Waisting One

by Michael X. Ferraro

Pablo wanted to belt the ball
So he took a prodigious hack.
But to his dismay, Sandoval’s belt
Is the thing not coming back.


For the video of this wardrobe malfunction, click here.

Michael’s hilarious football book Circus Catch is available from Amazon now.

Compliment from a Rival?

by Stephen Jones

David Ortiz speaks
“You can’t ignore the Yankees”
Postseason blessing?


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