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  • Baseball's Happy Lexicon

    This shortest of phrases makes our hearts soar
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    We limped through last year but come back for more
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    99 losses taught the boys things
    We yearn for the clean slate a new season brings
    Like Hornsby we stared out the window for spring
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    Four tiny words and hope’s candle’s lit
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    Gardy will make sure they get after it
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    Smith was relieved and Ryan’s the man
    He let Cuddy go but got Josh Willingham
    We’ll hope that Capps moon shots don’t ruin his plan
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    We love when they hustle and slide in the dirt
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    But please Lord don’t let the boys end up hurt
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    We’ll watch through our fingers when Frankie throws
    Obsess on the nogginof Justin Morneau
    And the Bilat’ral legs of our catcher Joe
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    Finally you take your turn as poet
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    Channel your winter frustration and show it
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    The comments below are a great place to bleat
    Two tens and three ‘levens provide you the beat
    (But add words wherever, if like me you cheat)
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    With apologies to Franklin Pierce Adams
    This article was originally published in blog: Baseball's Happy Lexicon started by John Bonnes
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