good bet the Mets

own a savvy PR crew,

yes, they dig the game,

know every player's name


said crew (and, this may be true),

some years ago invited sheets

that did fit the "bite and bit"

of beds, to fly their tucked corners


and, parade the diamond's edges

as banners hosting boasts or roasts

that give to loyal fans a toast

to them ... a doubleheader reason


to stay the baseball season

with its linedrives to dreamland,

when, at last, bats and balls

retire from the sleepy field ...