Michael Kent


It will always stay clear in my mind-
The day the Red Sox became number one.
But it took a while to hit me-
The Red Sox had finally won!

It was late October in 2004-
The Sox made the Yankees croak.
It was the improbable comeback
And history's greatest choke.

A-Rod, Jeter, and Matsui
Did nothing when it mattered most,
So the next day at school
It was my turn to boast.

The Yankees pitching didn't help
They couldn't throw the heater,
And what about Giambi and Sheffield
Oh yeah, they were cheaters.

Don't feel bad for the Yankees
They are bad anyways,
The Red Sox on the other hand
Excelled in many ways.

Take for example, Schilling
On one ankle he was pitching,
Made the Yankees look silly
And kept their heads itching.

Bill Mueller was always solid
Jason Varitek was a rock behind the plate,
New enemy Johnny Damon was a favorite
Until he took the bait.

And what can you say about Manny and Ortiz
They're the best hitters you will ever see,
Ortiz was always clutch
And Manny got the MVP.

World Series game four in St. Louis
Where Derek Lowe was ready to go,
To be honest I wasn't too confident
I wanted Lenny Dinardo.

3-0 Sox in the last of the ninth
Keith Foulke came into the game,
A few pitches ended it promptly and
Every Red Sox fan went insane.

86 years of frustration
Went down the drain,
I finally saw the Red Sox win
And become the best team in the game.


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