The Mets vs. The Nationals This Past Weekend

by Stephen Jones

Like political parties after an election
each one going an opposite direction:

The Mets going south, in some recession;
The Nationals baseball’s frontrunner this season.

Even the one win seems small satisfaction
to the Mets, whose promise is now deflation.

The Mets, like the veteran politicians,
know “Nothing gets done in Washington.”

Published in Free Verse, New York Mets, Washington Nationals | Link to this poem | 2 Comments

The Mets vs. The Nationals This Past Weekend: 2 Comments

  1. Jay Kenny wrote,

    Nationals already appear to be doing better than the Washington Senators (there were actually two separate franchises with that name, one of which became the Minnesota Twins, the other became the Seattle Pilots), who inspired the phrase: Washington: First in War, First in Peace and Last in the American League.

    Of course, the Nationals are in the National League.

    However, if I’m not mistaken, the Senators DID win an AL pennant at one point in their history, but which year it was, I really don’t remember.

  2. James Finn Garner wrote,

    Sorry to correct you, but the second incarnation of the Senators became the Texas Rangers in the early 70s.

    And the Senators won the World Series only once, in 1924, behind the pitching of Walter Johnson. Still, their success this summer is STILL discombobulating.

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