So, Texas plays Arizona,
a ranger versus a rattlesnake
(Is a Diamondback the same
as a rattlesnake?)
No, according to Google.
Shows you how much I know
about the Golden southwest.
Ask me if I care
about this year’s World Series.
Well, no.
Bring back the halcyon days
when eastern teams
would dominate the sports pages.
(Who reads the sports pages anymore?)
Give me the Brooklyn Dodgers,
the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox,
mighty teams all,
not a cowboy or a snake among them.
If I wanted a western, I’d watch
old videos of “Gunsmoke”
and “The Lone Ranger.”
Bring baseball back
to where it belongs –
on the eastern seaboard.