You Never Forget Your First Pitch

by James Finn Garner

Tiger cub Freddy Dolsi’s
First major-league pitch
Was to Manny Ramirez.
(Now, ain’t that a bitch?)

Freddy went down the middle
To show off his heat.
Manny clobbered that apple
Five hundred feet.

The much-touted Tigers
Can’t seem to catch flame
With their pitchers untested,
Senescent or lame.

To young Freddy we wish an
Improved rookie year.
Every guy’s not Ramirez,
But it’s uphill from here.

Posted 5/20/08

Published in Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, James Finn Garner, Pure doggerel | Link to this poem | 3 Comments

You Never Forget Your First Pitch: 3 Comments

  1. Wednesday Walewanders : The Daily Fungo | A Detroit Tigers Blogazine wrote,

    […] — doggerel to be exact (I had to look it up) — at He’s featuring a poem on Freddy Dolsi’s first major league pitch. You remember it, the one to Manny Ramirez that might still be sailing. Here’s a sampling: […]

  2. stu wrote,

    senescent!!! wow!

  3. James Finn Garner wrote,

    It is a musical word.

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