To the Fans: What Do You Want?

by Stephen Jones

“It seems all the offense has gone away
From the games of this October play.”
Fans—you may voice dissatisfaction,
But your recall?  Less than perfection.

You don’t go clamor to the MLB:
“Get rid of steroids—now—1, 2, 3,”
And then, irate, turn to complain
When you get a low-scoring game.

The long-ball, tape-measure circus is done –
And for the most part, its PEDs gone –
But maybe suffocating pitching’s the reason
For all the goose eggs this playoff season.

Whatever else, it’s worth repeating:
You can’t have it both ways this playoff season.

 


Published in Fans, Players, Pure doggerel, Scandals, The Game Itself | Link to this poem | 1 Comment

To the Fans: What Do You Want?: 1 Comment

  1. Carl wrote,

    Stealing and amending a famous adage:
    You can please all the fans some of the time and some of the fans all the time, but you cannot please all the fans all the time.

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