Cub Fans Bid Kid K Adieu

by James Finn Garner

It’s not 14 years.
Since Kid K choked the Stros?
Ah, but what’s 14 years anyway,
In a Cub fan’s memory?

A short trip to the DL
And he’d be back again
Better than ever
Ready to win
Again, again, again . . .

Then one last, sweet K
On three straight pitches
And a hug from his Justin on the dugout steps

A kid for all time
Youth ready, on tap
Hope in pinstripes

I was always a Cub, I’ve always been a Cub, and I’ll always continue to be a Cub.

What’s 14 years anyway,
In a Cub fan’s memory?

Published in Chicago Cubs, Free Verse, James Finn Garner, Youth | Link to this poem | 4 Comments

Cub Fans Bid Kid K Adieu: 4 Comments

  1. Stephen Jones wrote,

    Nice. I like the sentiment. Anytime a player puts it on the line, who cares what team.

  2. Ember Nickel wrote,

    For some Cubs fans, it’s all of their baseball-interested lives…

  3. norm knott wrote,


  4. Hilary Barta wrote,

    It seems like only yesterday…

Leave Your Comment

Comment Form

AL East

NL East

Extra Innings

AL Central

NL Central

Poems by Type

AL West

NL West

Heavy Hitters

Copyright 2007 Bardball.