08.24.09

History Is Written by the Winners. Poetry’s Another Story

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Baseball’s Sad Losing Team: A Poem by Howard Megdal

(with apologies to Franklin P. Adams)

This is the saddest of possible word
Bruntlett to Bruntlett to Bruntlett
Killer of rally in season absurd
Bruntlett to Bruntlett to Bruntlett
Vicious line drive that seemed destined to drop
Giving the Mets chance to come out on top
This year’s indignities simply won’t stop
Bruntlett to Bruntlett to Bruntlett

The Mets already have a victory of sorts against the Phillies on this Monday afternoon – Cliff Lee has allowed two runs (albeit, one unearned) for the first time as a National League pitcher, though the Phillies Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer off of Bobby Parnell in the first. Eric Bruntlett (filling in at SS today after playing second yesterday) is 0-1.

3 Responses to “History Is Written by the Winners. Poetry’s Another Story”

  1. J T. Ramsay says:

    I’m pretty sure both were unearned.

  2. Jason Cohen says:

    Indeed, I stand corrected. Though (without close examination, I’ve been off line pretty much between that post and now) I’m still not sure of the exact rulebook vagary which made that so.

  3. Chuck Meehan says:

    The sac fly that plated Sheffield would have been the 3rd out of the inning
    so Lee did not get charged with the earned run.

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