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Little League

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Little League

One, two, three strikes your out
Playing our rivals, another epic bout

The stress of playing inning after inning
Sweaty hands and butterflies are all beginning

It's the start of the seventh inning stretch
A Coke and peanuts are a great fetch
 
Bottom of the ninth, MAN! we're behind one run
Rally caps are out, and the chanting has begun

I'm not a big league baseball slayer
I'm a ride the pine little league player

I wish I had the courage to say;
"Put me in coach, I'm ready to play!"

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  1. Date: 9/14/2009 1:14:00 PM
    Lovely images of the sportsfield in this lovely poem>>James

  1. Date: 7/25/2009 1:40:00 AM
    liked and loved the ending..

  1. Date: 7/13/2009 4:20:00 PM
    Oh, Abe, you certainly capture all of the things I love about baseball, whether little league or pro. The spirit in the bleachers, the peanuts and softdrinks consumed in summer heat, the suspense of the ninth inning...You have hit a home run!!! Excellent write and one for my favorites. Also love the reference to the song in your last line. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 4:53:00 PM
    I can see the game!!! A nice verse here. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 11:57:00 PM
    Best wishes with this on Abe.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today.

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 10:25:00 AM
    Nothing like playing a good game of baseball in the summer. Great feel good write!

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 3:10:00 PM
    Love it. I felt the excitement of the ballgame. Sara

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 12:08:00 PM
    This one made me smile which I really needed today :) Great poem Abe. Love Christie

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 11:19:00 AM
    Soup mail for Mr. Lopez ! :)

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 10:02:00 AM
    This one is a good entry to Matt's Contest. Enthusiastic and playful lines. Go, Abe, go!! Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 7:04:00 AM
    Charming poem....Sounds like the kid in you still alive and well !!! :) ~

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 4:50:00 AM
    Awwwwwwwww love this write. Excellent. Love, Carol