Almost every year since I started blogging I have written a Valentine’s Day poem to the Braves, so now it has become an annual tradition. It’s always fun to look back at past years, so I’ve included links to a couple of my past poems after this year’s version:
This Valentine’s Day I have a handsome date,
But near the top of my list the Braves still rate,
February fourteenth is my favorite day of the year,
Cause pitchers and catchers are putting on their gear.
The season for football is finally done,
Hockey and basketball just aren’t much fun,
Now the gloves are out and the grass is green,
Your Atlanta Braves are back on the scene!
Huddy and Hanson will be back on the mound,
With Freeman on first, we look good all around,
We have Everyday Johnny to shore up the pen,
And Moylan’s as slim as he’s ever been.
Heyward and Prado will cover the outfield with ease,
While Uggla and Gonzalez in the infield will please,
Getting JJ back will make the rotation much stronger,
Last year’s pitching woes won’t be here any longer.
Chipper says he’ll be back as a starter,
Beating this team will surely be harder,
McCann behind the plate and McLouth in center field,
With Lowe and Minor the Division is sealed!
I don’t need candy or flowers on this Valentine’s Day,
For I got the best present of all, I’m happy to say,
Opening Day at The Ted is finally near,
Goodbye winter - baseball season is here!