Rookie Debut (Yankees 14, KC 1)

by Stephen Jones

Yesterday, a kid–Slade Heathcott–
Hit his first big league home run.
In the majors for only a week,
He hadn’t even seen his team win.

But the Yankees put their slide on hold
And waxed KC’S Guthrie but good.
Maybe Steinbrenner’s ghost had paid
The Yankee locker room a visit.

Maybe Slade saw the ghost as well,
Maybe he was just glad to be alive,
Because he smacked a ball over centerfield
And called the experience “surreal”.

 


Published in Free Verse, Kansas City Royals, Management, New York Yankees, Players, Youth | Link to this poem | 1 Comment

Rookie Debut (Yankees 14, KC 1): 1 Comment

  1. Jay Kenny wrote,

    Eerie!

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