Apr. 01, 2014
Ode to Baseball
With baseball returning tonight, it's time to celebrate the return of America's pastime
Derek Jeter will hope to go out with his sixth World Series ring (AP)
Written by Jake Elman
Baseball is back, a new season begins
For each of our thirty teams to come out and win
The temperature is getting warmer, the snow is melting
For the first time in forever, no Rivera or Helton
This will be the last shot for Konerko and Jeter
Luckily, though, both were never called cheaters
Who will win AL MVP? Cabrera or Trout?
It's certain that both will be hard to get out
Both are celebrating new, hard-earned cash
Can Giancarlo Stanton make the Marlins not trash?
No more Rodriguez; steroids are dying
And somewhere in Chicago, a Cub fan is crying
As the streak will soon hit one hundred and six
The fan wonders why their team cannot hit
Or even pitch for that matter
All jokes aside, the love for baseball gets fatter
Coming off a season with plenty of shock
Baseball fans still wonder why Joe Buck has a job
Coming off a season filled with Boston Strong
Can the Red Sox prove everyone wrong?
The Yankees are back, playoff time perhaps?
I hope their postseason dreams don't collapse
American League Central, the Royals take the crown
While the West has the Athletics the talk of the town
Thanks to Billy Beane, moneyball is on the map
But still, their stadium is filled with crap
The NL East has Natitude, the Cardinals have latitude
Come October, Mattingly will show gratitude
To Yasiul Puig, the second year vet
Soon to be the greatest player Donnie's ever met
David's Price is right, he wins Cy Young
And I'm certain Stephen Strausburg will have fun
Tanaka and Hamilton Rookie of the Year
While Hamilton and Lincecum will shed no more tears
As their struggles are over; a new era begins
Each of these men will get their team wins
Who will take it all in the end?
That's a good question, isn't it friend?
Baseball is back, so rep your team proudly
And make sure that this season, you'll cheer for them loudly
I hope you enjoyed this terrible 'ode to baseball' that I did. If you want to follow me on Twitter, then follow @JakeElman. Here's to a great baseball season...go Yankees!!