Fanfare

by Edmund Conti

Fans in New England (the Red Sox Nation)
Are masochists in anticipation.

Yankee fans are clever guys
Two strikes on batter, they all rise
Sophisticated crowd.  Who knew
All of them could count to two?

The Cubby fans are loud and jivey,
Or are they rooting for the ivy?

It’s Baseball Night in Canada, eh?
Do the Blue Jays fight or do they play?

Texas loves the Texas Rangers
To the rest of us they’re total strangers.

Mets fans shout it:
Fuhgeddaboudit!

Good players are what their diamond lacks
But their fans still cheer the Diamondbacks.

The team is shaky in Seattle
The players may but the fans don’t rattle.

Florida fans all like to laze
Watch the game, take in the Rays.

Some fans will cheer and that’s
All we have for the Washington Nats.

Philadelphia’s fandom
Cheers or boos—it’s random.


Published in Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Fans, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pure doggerel, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, The Game Itself, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals | Link to this poem | 2 Comments

Fanfare: 2 Comments

  1. Ember Nickel wrote,

    Some of these rhymes are really good, and the Yankees twist was nice…good work. 🙂

  2. Hilary Barta wrote,

    Love it.

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