It was the morning before baseball, and all through the park
not a creature was stirring, not even a lark
the vendors placed beers in their coolers with care
In hopes that all Cubs fans soon would be there!
Ron Santo and Pat were all snug in the booth
Ron fretted and squalled while Pat spoke all sooth
And Al with his Big Gulp and Jessica too
Had just sat in the bleachers (they could hear Ronnie Woo-Woo)
When down in the grandstand there arose a great cheer
And everyone stood, the 2010 Cubs team was here!
And down on the street Ballhawk ran with a flash
To catch the home runs that Lee, Rami and Byrd smashed!
The logo was painted on the foul territory grass
Shone red, blue and white, as opposing batters all passed
As what to our wondering ears they did say
But Man! Zambrano is pitching strong K after K.
And a little old manager, so quiet and cool
I knew in a moment this must be St. Lou!
But swift to get angry at umpires’ wrong
He’ll whistle and shout and sing them a foul song!
"Now Riot! Now Marshall, Now Colvin and Rami!"
"On Soto, On Dempster, On Dome and Nady!"
"From the pitcher to the bat, over the bleachers now!"
"It could go all the way! Home run! Holy Cow!"
As the ivy that grows on the back outfield wall
When the bats swing together, they hear the fan’s call
So up the NLC standings, the players, they flew
With a clubhouse full of veterans, and new bullpen kids too!
And then as the singer sang the 7th inning stretch
The fan cam catching girls for every boy and letch
Larry came out to give Lilly the ball
And somewhere, Molina heard a terrifying call
They spoke not a word but went straight to work
Pulling singles and doubles, oh the nay-sayers snerked!
Beating Cardinals and Phillies and Marlins so hated
Laughing at Pirates and Mets fans so bated
They took to the basepaths and ran out the throws
Even Soriano gave up his signature pose.
And I heard Lou exclaim as they won the whole thing
Hey Cubs fans! How about a nice World Series Ring!
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