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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Charge of The Bullpen Car Brigade

(With apologies to Alfred Tennyson)

Ninety feet, ninety feet
ninety feet onward
Onto the Field of Play
Drove the Sox Bullpen
"Forward the Bullpen Cars,
Warm up the arms!" He said
On to the field of play
Drove the Sox Bullpen.

"Forward the Left Hander!"
Embree went out there, though
They know he pitched
Two innings the game before then
Theirs not to make reply
Theirs not to reason why
Their but to pitch and die
Onto the field of Play
Rode the Sox Bullpen.

Slugger to the right of them
Slugger to the left of them
Bunter in front of them
Bloop hits, pinch-running men
Batted at wih foul and grounder
Silently pitching, not to flounder
Onto to the field of Play,
Ino Yankee Stadium
Rode the Sox Bullpen

When will their ERA fade?
Oh, the great saves they made
Closers and Setup Men
Remember the holds they made
Those longmen and LOOGYS brave
Noble Sox Bullpen!