Just When You Think You've Won the Game the Opposing Team Knocks It out of the Ball Park

Updated on May 28, 2019
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I am an avid Cardinal fan, rarely missing a game. My disappointment is evident in my choice of dialog.

The Cardinals start out with a winning bang

The Stars Spangled Banner played so beautifully

The Cards and Braves played so endlessly

The eager crowd roaring so happily

The Cards ahead, the Braves trailing so tirelessly

Ruby and Ray yelling, " Go Cards go "

The Cards ahead, three to zero

We're on our feet yelling " Bader ( cute butt ) go man go

Then Carpenter is up, his bat on fire

They walk him, his shoulders sag, he was sooo ready his gun was for hire

Now it's the bottom of the ninth

The Braves up, hoping to end this struggled strife

Hicks is pitching, he's just a kid

His arm wicked, doing his bid

The Braves bag a home run

Two on base, that gives them a tie, It's like they loaded up a Tommy gun

the Cards up, Miller pitching, Hicks in the bull pen looking down

The Braves crowd on fire, this is the last round

I'm on the edge of my seat with mouth wide open and a pitiful frown

Now it's up to the Cards to show their stuff

As for me, too much excitement, have I had enough?

My bed is calling, yet I can't leave

Come on Cards, I feverishly need a reprieve

We're tied three to three

Look at me, I'm down on one knee

It's the last of the ninth, the Cards are up again

They do nothing, I've lost my hopeful grin

It go's into overtime the tenth inning

I start to hope again, just like in the beginning

The Braves get a run, now it's three to four

The Cards are finished, they couldn't even score

So another disappointing evening, excitement turns to glum

If Carpenter had gotten his promised home run

It's now time to hit the sack

Oh yes, I'll be coming back!

My throat is raspy from yelling out loud

I'm just happy I'm home and not among the crowd.

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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nithya, it was a disappointing evening but a fun write. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 months ago from Dubai

      Great poem! You have captured the emotions of watching a game so well.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello William, so glad it was a fun read for you. I really enjoyed writing it. Thank you much.

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      William Kovacic 

      5 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      What an interesting way to do the play by play, Ruby. Really enjoyed it (although from PA, I consider the Cards an enemy). Thanks for a fun read!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna, well it happened again last night, I guess they will get their mojo back someday. At least, I had fun writing about it. So glad you came by. Hugs

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      Genna East 

      5 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "Go Cards go!" One of my favorite teams -- aside from my beloved Red Sox. You go, girl! :-) You've captured the thrill of the game and nail-biter ending so well. (I remember Game 3 of the 2018 series, the insane 18 innings and how the Dodgers won by one run. OMG.) And we always come back. This poem is a fun delight. Thank you, my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike. It was a fun write. I wrote it while watching the game, a little exaggeration intended. Hee. Always good to see you. Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mark, another disappointing night of baseball. The Phillies were on fire. Thanks for reading my play by play account. It was a fun write..

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      mckbirdbks 

      5 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - What excitement. Grabbed a beer and bag of salted peanuts while I read!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Bill, anyone who likes the Cards is my kind of people! Go Cards go! Thank you much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar, maybe next time? I had a quiet Memorial Day. Ray had to watch the race, ( I do not like any kind of racing. ) Hope you are well and happy. Thank you. Hugs

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      Mark Tulin 

      5 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      I was rooting for the Cards against the Braves, Ruby. But they’re playing my Phillies today. Good luck, though. And have a great season!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello John, I'm so glad you enjoyed this tale, I started writing it when the Cards were ahead. We really were on our feet and yelling until they started to lose. sigh Thank you again.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive, I have always loved baseball. We used to go to the games in St Louis, My son Jackie would be dressed like the Cards. We would stay over night and go to the zoo the next day. Those were the good ole days. Thankful you came by,

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      Bill Holland 

      5 months ago from Olympia, WA

      My dad's favorite team when I was growing up was the Cards, so it was mine as well. And since I love baseball, well, I naturally love this poem.

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      Maria Jordan 

      5 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Fun poem, dear Ruby! There's always next time.

      Hope you had a good memorial Day weekend.

      Love,

      mar

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      John Hansen 

      5 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Great poem Ruby, you described the emotion of watching a game so well. I hate it when my team loses too, especially if they were leading. I enjoyed this,

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      Clive Williams 

      5 months ago from Jamaica

      Sounds like you really enjoyed that game girl.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Pamela, I love to write in rhyme, and I was disappointed. I was betting on Carpenter to win. Happy you liked my poem. Thank you...

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This is such unique poetry about this baseball game. I'm sorry your team lost, but I loved the poem.

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