Second base is no second place. It is a winner,
A magic destination for a special kind of hit called
“Extra bases” that separates singles hitters
From their bigger and wealthier brothers,
Power hitters. It places runners in
“Scoring position” and supplies its temporary visitors
With the comforting knowledge that they are
Half-way home. Yes, it has a reputation as
A momentary destination in double plays but that
Is not duplicity; it is versatility.
No doubt, many bright young cushions on the Minor Leagues
Look forward to the day they are promoted
And debut in The Show and
Can proudly declare, “I am special.
I am second base, home of ghosts and heroes.”