Vintage Jack: The Boston Red Sox and the Almighty

Over the years we’ve asked for many things:
Batting titles, Cy Youngs, and championship rings.

You’ve been generous with hitters, Heaven knows,
And our Cy Young awards are lined up in rows.

But no matter how hard we work and strive,
We’re still waiting for those wonderful rings to arrive.

This could be our year, but we can’t do it alone;
The Yankees are too good, and we are accident prone.

So when the playoffs start, all we ask
Is please make sure we are up to the task.

And if there were a few speed bumps on the New York road,
That would go a long way towards easing our load.

And from the Book of Proverbs, the words we cherish
“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies will perish.”

Written August 30, 1998


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