Mascots Again

So, we met the new mascot last night.
Scout, the big, fat AirHog blob.
He replaced Ace Bacon, the fighter pilot.
Not exactly a trade up.

Scout looks like Dodger.
I was not the only one to notice.
Dodger was a cat, not a hog.
How does a hog look like a cat?

Mascots are all becoming the same.
A triangle shape with a big bottom.
I mean freakin’ huge.

Maybe J-Lo should be a mascot.

Then, add a custom head.
Cat. Pig. Whatever.
I think this is stupid.

Mainly, because my seats are front row.
So, a huge belly-ass combo blocks my view,
While he’s trying to get the back row cheering.

If the back row doesn’t know when to cheer,
Maybe they need remedial baseball classes.
This does not require blocking my view.

I have been to games where there wasn’t a mascot.
True story.
You know what happened?
The players still played the game.

I miss Ace.
But I don’t see the point of mascots.

The Battle of Virginia

The battle had raged for hours.
Friend had finally turned to foe.
As generals moved their pieces
On the battleground down below.

The Northern side were winning,
Shoving Rebels to and fro,
But their leaders still were worried,
Southern strength had yet to show.

When the words to lead elude you,
And there’s no place left to go.
You can never just surrender,
Victory is closer than you know.

Quiet Morning

Saturday morning at last.
Nothing to do until noon.
(Bark, bark, bark)

A honey-do list I can ignore.
Only peace and quiet.
(Woof, woof, woof)

Just drifting back to sleep,
With a Chihuahua on my head.
(Growl, growl, growl)

Does anyone train dogs to make coffee?

Sports Center

Some people around here (I’m looking at you, Tony Romo)
Get paid rather enormous amounts of money each year
To fail in different and increasingly epic ways.

Maybe next year.

Sometimes, I think sports is the main reason
That “Epic Collapse” was invented as a phrase.
(Bridges are the other reason, and that’s worse.)

Only sports has a one-hour annual event
That requires sixteen hours of airtime on TV.

Some people seem relieved when the home team loses.
They’re out of contention. Failures. Doomed.
However, it does give you the rest of the season off to just relax.

Maybe next year.

But, sometimes, rarely,
After struggles and discord,
After playing through the pain,
After enough players thank God and Mom,
The home team are crowned the Champions of the World.

They’re the best!
They’re the winners!
We rock!

Maybe next year.

My team was crowned Champions a few years back.
The next day, I drove in bad traffic to a job that still sucked.
My pay did not increase and I didn’t get laid that night.

Does it really matter if the home team wins?

It’s Hard

It’s Hard
to write something meaningful
when you’ve been trained to think in bullet points.

Sometimes, bullet points aren’t enough.
There’s no emotion, for example.
Sometimes, there’s no meaning.
But those are the bad bullet points.

A poem in bullet points would be strange.

  • This would be the title. Probably in bold.
  • Each line would be indented.
  • And bulleted.
  • Even ee cummings would think it sucked.
  • ee cummings was a famous poet who didn’t like punctuation.

So, don’t do that.
And, stop thinking in bullet points.
It’s why nothing good comes out of meetings.