NL East Preview
Can Byrd and Ortiz come across
To make Kevin and Tom less a loss?
And can Leo Mazzone
Roll the Rockie turned stony,
Or will Hampton keep gathering Moss?
Next year the Expos are gone.
They’ll leave Montreal and San Juan.
If no city or county
Will pay Selig’s bounty
They’re welcome to play on my lawn.
With Thome and Millwood and Bell,
There’s no excuse not to do well.
For if they play poorly,
I can say surely
That Bowa will give them some hell.
Marlins fans, pray to your Lord
To ward off a dreary scoreboard.
With each fragile arm
That suffers more harm
Florida yawns, as if Tor-bored.
New York Mets
The Mets think the future is now,
But that thought I would disavow.
There’s pitching fragility,
Plus defensive futility, and Howe!