Hey, Marisa here…
So, I got a Phillies jersey for Christmas this year and it got me thinking about baseball–how fun it is going to games during the summer, and just the excitement of it all. Who doesn’t love baseball season?!
I have to say that this year is going to be an awesome year for baseball… Partly because I happen to be a Phillies fan and the Phillies now have one of the best pitching staffs in baseball history– Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels.
Well anyway, I recently found a poem I wrote last year while cleaning out my closet–about how exciting being at a baseball game can be… particularly a Phillies one. 🙂A Night at the Phillies Dressed in red, you pull up to the ballpark You can feel the surge of excitement in the air around you To your right, a toddler jumps up and down Wearing a shirt that says: ‘My Phirst Phillies Game’ You catch the lingering aroma of burgers and franks A group of college roommates tailgating You see a swarm of people trying to get through the ticket gates like sand through an hourglass You head to your seats in anticipation The first inning begins The crowd roars and the music starts to play You hear ‘Kashmir’ by Led Zeppelin and you just know this game is gonna be good Now it’s the fourth inning The score—3 to 1, the Phillies are losing It’s not over yet though The fifth and sixth inning come and go Now it’s the seventh The ball park stands and stretches Two innings left Nothings happening in the eighth You decide to get up and get a cheese-steak Bottom of the ninth You hope they can get two more runs just to tie it up Two men on base Howard’s up, three balls and two strikes—full count A 94 mph fastball is released by a nervous pitcher Your nails are bitten down to the skin He gets behind that ball and nails it “It’s outta here!” Harry Kalas’ voice rings through the ball park A sea of red and white stands The crowd goes wild You scream your lungs out and you know you’ll have no voice tomorrow Nothing can describe this feeling you have right now You knew this game was going to be good
Hope you enjoyed the poem 🙂
What’s your favorite baseball team??