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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by xStonr, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. xStonr

    xStonr Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    'Twas the 13th of December
    And midnight was near
    Approaching the end
    Of a great Philly year

    The Flyers had battled
    Lord Stanley was close
    but the Boston series miracle
    Gave us reason to boast

    The Eagles and McNabb
    Had parted their ways
    And now Starship 7
    Was guiding our sleigh

    The Sixers, while modest,
    Were starting to shine
    A team on the rise?
    We'll find out with time

    The Phillies, as always,
    Had, too, made us proud
    But the silence of Howard at the plate
    Still rang loud

    So it's the13th of December
    And all through my home
    Monday Night Football was ending
    I was checking my phone

    When all of a sudden
    My eyes and ears froze
    Whispers, then murmers
    I saw the buzz grow

    Could it be happening?
    Could this be fact?
    The arm of Cliff Lee
    In the void of Werth's bat?

    Then all of a sudden
    The Tweet said it all
    Mighty Lee is returning
    to our boys of the Fall!

    Rosenthal, Zolecki,
    Stark and Heyward chimed in
    WIP proclaimed it,
    Then ESPN

    I texted, I tweeted
    Midnight phone calls were placed
    The Phillies were King!!
    The Yanks had fallen from grace!!!

    And what to my wandering eyes should appear
    But the greatest rotation EVER;
    Baseball's most feared.

    On Halladay! On Hamels!
    On Oswalt and Lee!
    With batting from
    Rollins, and Shane, and Utley!

    Because talk of this lineup
    Arose quite a clatter;
    But lest not forget
    The sheer force of our batters

    My eyes wouldn't close
    Until quarter to 2
    When I woke, I double checked -
    Lee IS back! It's true!!

    To the Phans of Philadelphia
    An era brand new;
    Merry Christmas to all,
    And to the Yankees - F YOU.
     
  2. neocaster

    neocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    [​IMG]
     
  3. voodoo_idol

    voodoo_idol Friend of Leo's

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    I enjoyed that, thanks!
     
  4. Rooney

    Rooney Tele-Meister

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    Now there's some good poetry.
     
  5. birv2

    birv2 Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice!
     
  6. xStonr

    xStonr Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Rothmans962 TDPRI Member

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  8. Asat Bill

    Asat Bill Tele-Meister

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    Phils fans, we got our present a little early.
    What a rotation. If J Rol and Howard get hot and stay that way....????
     
  9. lareplus

    lareplus Tele-Afflicted

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    that was pretty fun, but just as sad as it was fun. .
     
  10. getbent

    getbent Telefied Silver Supporter

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    it is a long way down fellas..... a lonnnnnnnnnggggggggg way.

    Baseball has a funny way of breaking your heart....
     
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