Sunday, May 5, 2013

“Hey Batta, Batta!”

“Hey batta, batta!”
Taunting chants from the outfield
anything to break concentration
and get the batter to swing at the air.

“Strike three!” The umpire shouts
the crowds break into a loud cheer
the Eagles win the game, 7-3,
time for pizza and root beer

head to the local Lamp Post Pizza Inn.
Several boys in uniform from both teams
learn to play the game for competition
and camaraderie. They learn 
it is

more important to play the game
rather than win or lose, but somewhere
the message gets lost and winning 
becomes important at all cost.

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