By Stu Shea
You may think you’ve traded me,
For some prospect at Pulaski,
But call my agent–he knows laws.
I have myself a no-trade clause!
I will not go to this new town,
I will not go by air or ground!
You should have asked before you dealt,
Before you tried to swap my pelt,
If I would play for Greeber City,
by James Finn Garner
1B Lefty Herring
2B Rabbit Maranville
SS Oyster Burns
3B Joe Bean
LF Buttercup Dickerson
CF Milky Cabrera
RF Ice Box Chamberlain
C Yam Yaryan
LHP William Peppers, Chick Smith
RHP Sweetbread Bailey, Pete Hamm
MGR Rawmeat Rogers
Each year, before the first spring training game, the late Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell would read from the Song of Solomon (2:11-12).
by Sara Davis Buechner
by Raphael Badagliacca
Now that we’ve grown up
You are the one we want to be
Always steady under pressure
Famous for coming through
Quoted by senators and presidents
Comfortable in your celebrity,
Wearing it like an old shoe.
From the collection The Yogi Poems and Other Celebrations of Local Baseball, which can be purchased here.