Ain’t ‘Casey at the Bat,’ but it’ll do…
The start of each season,
Your team has new reason
To think maybe this might be their year,
Though every team’s fans,
Also making their plans
To partake of team’s World Series cheer!
Let the fire burn out
In your stove, we’re about
To join your team for Spring Training fun;
Though snow is not melting
Back home, we’re sweltering
Underneath a near-tropical sun.
We’ll see who’s been signed to
Join your team, and now who
Still looks fit in their old uniform,
We will evaluate
Those who came to camp late,
See who already blew out his arm;
For I think it behooves
Fans to study the moves
By their teams made in off-season deals,
Like your team who ain’t won
Major League Gonfalon
In years despite your life-long appeals.
But it’s a new season,
And you have your reason
To think certainly “This Is Next Year!”
So. Despite other fans
Also making their plans,
This is your year for World Series cheer!
Elliott Kolker, Stinson