Here is a little “poem” for the holidays. I apologize in advance to every poet for calling it that.
‘Twas a bit before Christmas and throughout the land
Sports fans were jealous of Boston, but we understand
The framed winning moments littered the wall
Not one was forgotten, we captured them all
The trophies were polished all snug on their shelves
With so many victories, we’ve stopped counting ourselves
With ma in her B’s shirt and me my Sox cap
Just resting up for that next victory lap
When on the big screen there arose such a clatter
I turned up the volume to see what was the matter
Up from the recliner I flew in a flash
Just in time to see Big Papi’s bash
The lights in Fenway gave the old bandbox a glow
The ball kept on carrying, I think it might go!
Then in an instant Torii disappeared
The cop in the bullpen let out a cheer!
The crowd just went crazy, Fenway was wild
I was jumping around like a 12 year old child
Papi came through, he had done it again!
The ballgame was tied but I knew they would win
The next thing you know the World Series was here
What a great end to such a meaningful year!
The bearded brothers from Boston would not be denied
Just then I thought back to April and I admit that I cried
At the start of the season our town took a hit
It hurt us, it stung us, it shook us a bit
The loss of four lives that had just gotten started
That it happened in our town just made it harder
We needed a respite, a place we could go
A spot better than Fenway I just do not know
We were looking for comfort, not looking for pity
Like Big Papi said, this is our bleeping city
And much like the town the team started to rise
Winning so many ballgames, what a surprise!
When first the season started, they had some new names
And what do you know they just kept winning games!
There was Jonny, Koji, Bogaerts and Drew
The younger brother not you know who
Everyone had ‘em but some just looked weird!
The team everyone picked to finish in last place
Was hell bent on showing that wasn’t the case
They banded together with one common cause
Soon Fenway was crowded and filled with applause
Late in October they took to the field
Their goal within grasp they just wouldn’t yield
Entering Fenway Sox fans knew that night
That every little thing was gonna be alright
What an amazing season, an incredible feat
This team full of characters just couldn’t be beat
They thanked the fans as champions often do
And told the heroes and victims, this one’s for you!
The party that followed was a wonderful thing
We Boston fans know how to celebrate rings
As the duck boats rode off I heard almost in song
You bet your ass, we’re Boston Strong!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!