News of the Day

by James Finn Garner

The hitter for our era
Triple Crown Miguel Cabrera

Texas falls to wild card
From A’s maulers going yard

Yankees claim at last the East
Atlanta goes to best from least

All the pieces now in place
For the annual October race

But my joy is kept in check
Hearing of Pat Neshek
Whose baby boy Gehrig passed on
Amidst all the celebrations

We cheer as one
But grieve alone
November comes
And we are gone


Published in Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Fans, History, James Finn Garner, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Pure doggerel, Texas Rangers, The Game Itself | Link to this poem | 3 Comments

News of the Day: 3 Comments

  1. stu wrote,

    Really good, Jim. Beautiful and sad, just like October itself.

  2. James Finn Garner wrote,

    Really couldn’t help myself, just imagining the highs and lows in that man’s household right now.

  3. jan wrote,

    Wow. You know how to mix it up. (But we knew that.)

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