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Championship Poem by Peter Croton

NLA - Lukas 23.10.2017

 IN HONOR OF THE FLYERS BASEBALL TEAM'S GREAT CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY OVER THE ZÜRICH BARRACUDAS ON OCTOBER 21st, 2017 
by Peter Croton  

 

The poetry was on the field
in Therwil yesterday,
as the Flyers and the Cudas
both came out to play.

The Cudas came out swinging
and were the first to score,
but no-one could predict 
what the Flyers had in store.  

The Cudas almost scored again 
with a huge hit to the wall, 
but Kolli jumped, and Kolli caught 
that f***ing little ball!  

It then was David’s homer
that put the home team on the board;
after seven scoreless innings 
the Flyers finally scored!  

The pitching was magnificent 
by Hide, and Andi too, 
after eight tension-filled innings 
the Flyers were down 3 to 2!  

Then to the plate in inning 9 
little Sven did stride, 
and with one stroke of his mighty bat 
the game at 3-3 was tied!  

There was a bit of tension 
at 2nd base after a play: 
a Cuda sat on David 
and David kicked him away.  

It caused some consternation 
and the Cudas charged the field, 
but Rausi played the ‘peacemaker’ 
and the rift was quickly healed.  

It went to extra innings 
and the Cudas scored a run, 
the Flyers then came up to bat 
and they were far from done.  

But they made 2 outs with no-one on 
and the Cudas smelled the win, 
then Taka hit a double 
and Rafi knocked him in!  

And Rafi pimped the double 
like the world has never seen - 
his bat flew straight up in the air 
and boy did that guy preen!  

The tension was increasing 
as Javi came up to the plate, 
that slugger batted Rafi in 
and sealed the Cudas’ fate.  

Another season come and gone, 
an ending quite astounding, 
for the fans it was a treat - 
the thrills are still resounding.  

In the annals of Swiss baseball 
it will be in the ‘Hall of Fame’, 
for the poetry was ON the field 
in this amazing game.