good bet the Mets
own a savvy PR crew,
yes, they dig the game,
know every player’s name

said crew (and, this may be true),
some years ago invited sheets
that did fit the “bite and bit”
of beds, to fly their tucked corners

and, parade the diamond’s edges
as banners hosting boasts or roasts
that give to loyal fans a toast
to them … a doubleheader reason

to stay the baseball season
with its linedrives to dreamland,
when, at last, bats and balls
retire from the sleepy field …