NL Central Preview
St. Louis Cardinals
With Izzy and Edmonds and Drew
Hurt and replaced by a crew
Of Palmeiro, Marrero,
Kline and Fassero,
It’s tricky to guess how they’ll do.
Where Kent once had Nen and Worrell,
It’s Wagner set up by Dotel.
But his favorite trade
Is the minutely made
Ballpark compared to Pac Bell.
With Kearns joining Griffey and Dunn
The Reds’ outfield sure will be fun.
While their hitting earns raves,
They’ll be digging their Graves
If their pitching yields run after run.
If Ramirez and Kendall come back
And Lofton and Sanders can hack
With the usual Giles,
You will see this year’s smiles
Won’t be laughs at the yellow and black.
While Sosa belongs with the greats,
He’s gotten no help from his mates.
If the others won’t hit,
It’s so sad to admit,
The Cubs would be in Prior straits.
A franchise-wide hole has been dug.
Yes, Sexson can certainly slug,
And I think I can say
That the pitching’s OK,
But the rest of that lineup is –Ugh!