Sports Poetry posted June 6, 2010

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Observations before a baseball game

Before The Game Begins

by Warren Rodgers

The sun provides no cooling shade
And quickly dries each perfect blade
The field is primped in finest green
And colors of the hometown team

As gates swing wide, the fans roll in
With confidence their team shall win
True loyalty their lips proclaim
With shirts adorned by player's names 

Team souvenirs displayed by size
Catch every young and wishful eye
Pitched in a glance their parents' way
Enticing mom or dad to pay

Young kids attending their first game
Point out to dad each famous name
The youngest ride on shoulders high
Though hypnotized by sleepy eye

One die-hard fan leads pre-game cheers
As vendors hawk their high-priced beers
Pot-bellied men consume a few
Then grab another brew or two

The air laced thick in ballpark franks
As kids await the mascot's pranks
The players stretch in pre-game drills
As practice previews home run thrills

We stand and sing with hand on heart
The spectacle's about to start
Then time demands he make the call
The home plate umpire shouts; "Play ball!"



Just a few impressions from attending a baseball game.
Philadelphia Phillies of course lol.
Hope you enjoy.
"brew" is another name for beer
"ballpark franks" are hot dogs sold at a baseball game
"Play ball" is shouted out loud by the home plate umpire to officially begin every baseball game

Many thanks to yesthoughtscreate for the picture of Fenway Park in Boston.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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