|Retired 19 Jerseys
March 31, 2020
Maybe the second in a series. Could I crank out 19 of these? I guess we will see. For now, part of the COVID-19 Quintetine.
Retired 19 Jerseys
Sure, I watched Tony Gwynn
Hitting the gaps and spraying the fields,
Idolized Steve Yzerman
Hitting the net and spraying the ice,
Watched Joe Montana
Hitting Jerry Rice before spraying champagne,
Knew Willis Reed put NY on the map
Hitting his jumpers and spraying the ball;
But at this point, I am thinking
All of their numbers should be retired.
Who's really going to snap them up
If there won't be any crowds?
People quickly learn how to turn
Absence into fondness
Or at least affordance
Of what is important and what isn't.
After all, it won't be Tanaka or Greene,
McGruder, Williams, Cooper, or Kemp,
Toews, McGann or some player
To be named later that will suffer.
Bundled woman in the parking lot,
Or guy with rag in the bleacher,
Beer seller that will disappear
When the tickets go unsold.
Pull those jerseys off of the line,
They all carry the number 19
And well past this summer,
It's an unwanted number.
Previous COVID-19 Quintetene: Educated And 19.