Tuesday, September 18, 2007


It is only on rare occasions when I get personal on this blog. Oh, I offer opinions and certainly try to give you insight on Independent Baseball. Today, I am making an exception, perhaps to tell you a little more about the guy at the keyboard.

I had a birthday recently, and my wife (Maybeth), who has this wonderful talent of putting words into rhyme, did me high honor to the tune of the "Take Me Out To The Ballgame." I'm not certain I am worthy, but the words certainly hit the old nail pretty squarely on the head.

Some people probably say "Grow up". There are much more important things in life than the National Pastime. Anyway, I decided to share her work, thinking you might get a moment of joy and keep your mind off the bigger issues of the day.

Here goes, with a slightly shortened version, but you must remember the tune is "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".


Bob Wirz really loves baseball, he’s obsessed with the game!
The strike-outs the hits and the RBIs;
statistics line up to put stars in his eyes!
So it’s read, read, read all the box scores,
that come in the paper each day.
And he know, knows, knows all the numbers,
In his head they stay!

Bob Wirz really loves baseball, he’s obsessed with the game!
It’s three-three in Boston, six two in L.A.
With so many scores, he keeps busy all day.
So he’ll watch, watch, watch on the TV,
or tune in XM in the car.
And he’ll search, search, search for those numbers,
wherever they are!

Bob Wirz really loves baseball, he’s obsessed with the game!
He loves keeping score with his pencil in hand;
his happiest moments are in the grand stand!
He will mark, mark, mark all the plays down,
and keep track of all of the game!
And he loves, loves, loves knowing
it’s never the same!

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