by Stephen Jones
Today’s Boston papers proclaim to millions
“We Are The World – We Are The Champions”
While outside sources observe distantly
“Beards Beat Birds In World Series Finale”.
What impressed me, despite Big Papi’s MVP,
Was Boston’s locked-in baseball mentality. The
Beer and chicken wings, and Valentine, were over,
Replaced now by focused Red Sox team fervor.
Pundits say it is money which holds the day
(After all, many teams are built by green sway).
I wonder: Yes, many teams don’t lack for salary, but
Their locker rooms aren’t built by such currency.
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