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Fun on the Bus with the Kansas City Monarchs

by James Finn Garner

We rode the bus a lot back then
Murphy was our bus driver
No first name
“Murphy” might’ve been fake too
He was bad business
Gold teeth
Angry eye
A past we never asked about

But reliable
Murphy was reliable
You could always count on him
Hearing one of us on the team shout
(and we did it many times a night)
“Hey Murphy! I think I just saw a police car!”
And hitting the gas
And driving like the devil himself was after him

 



Bye Bye, Billy

by Jim Siergey

This gentle gent
on the mound was fierce

In Sox fans’ hearts
he is held the dearest

The Pale Hose ace
Walter William Pierce

(and many thanks
for beatin’ those Yanks)

 



“Merkle”

By Dan Bern

 



Last Streakers

by the Village Elliott

S.F. Giants are streaky this year;
Spans where fans find little to cheer,
Then team’s offense revamps
And they look like World Champs.
Never know where next streak heads from here.

On Jints’ last road trips offense was hot,
But at home lately, offense is not.
With ninth loss in a row,
Tied schneid set long ago
In New York, with Manager Mel Ott.

“Master Melvin” team’s star recent past,
But as manager, Ott was miscast.
Said Bums’ skipper Leo,
“Mel’s nicest amigo,
But, you know that nice guys finish last.”

 

 



MLB All-Sweettooth Team

by James Finn Garner

1B  Sean Berry
2B  Cookie Rojas
SS  Cookie Lavagetto
3B  Pie Traynor
LF  Candy Maldonado
CF  Coco Crisp
RF  Taffy Wright
C   Rick Sweet
LHP  Brownie Foreman, Ed Wineapple
RHP  Twink Twining, Bob Lemon
MGR  Yogi Berry

 

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