In the final game
The playing field is not level –
It always tilts at a deadly angle.
The home run star can never guarantee a win –
The rules never matter in the final inning,
A home run equal to a strikeout or fumble.
The straightest line hit to the center
Can pop up and hit the hitter’s heart,
Carried by a sudden gust of wind from beyond.
Even if you’re strong as Hercules, and smart
as the devil, You’ll never make it safely home –
This game was fixed right from the start.