(5.26 No.47 — 162 Baseball Poems 2015)

By Steve Hermanos

Ruben Amaro, Jr.—
Long-time Phillies general manager,
The guy who gave Ryan Howard the gazillion-dollar contract,
Who’s holding onto Chase Utley like he’s laying golden eggs,
Who seems in love with .248 career-batter,
.412 slugging Dominic Brown,
who’d be a 5th outfielder
On any other team—
Sayeth about Phillies Phans:

“They don’t understand the process,
They bitch and complain,
Because we don’t have a plan…
We can’t do what’s best for the fan;
We have to do what’s best for the organization,
So the fan can reap the benefit of it later on”;

19 wins,
28 losses,
A .404 winning percentage,
Taking on water
9 games out of first in May;

Ah, Phillies Phans
From your overlord—
The man who gathers,
The human chess pieces,
Puts them in the dugout;

Glad he’s not touching
My team, The Giants…

So much of contentment &
Is knowing someone else—
Some other group—
Is screwed.

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