Cliff Lee. Oh, Cliff Lee. *sigh*
When this guy is on, there’s almost no stopping him. Especially with an injury-riddled Cardinals lineup.
First things first, though, I’d be remiss not to add my own poetic farewell to our
beloved relief poet-pitcher.
It was a question from the start –
Could Duncan’s magic play the part
To take a 40-something arm
And make it strong, make it charm.
But batters faced just didn’t see
Bewitching power or velocity.
What they saw was pitch after pitch
That was just right to hit…and hit, and hit.
They hit them long, they hit them hard
We couldn’t watch as your ERA soared.
Games won and lost because of you
Came more than just a time or two.
So while it’s tough to send one packing,
Even the best fans of all aren’t lacking
The smarts to know it’s for the best
To send you home, put Lance to the test.
It isn’t personal, but we say adieu
And hope your struggles leave us, too.
So long, farewell, Â we say goodbye
And hope for the best from the new relief guy.
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