RULE 9

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Of the many sacred guidelines
accumulated over time

handed down fathers to sons /
most serious of all: Rule 9.

Our decisions are final.
Our authority is sacrosanct.

Though we are fallible,
and some of us blind,

Rule 9 is clear: Argue,
and you will be ejected.

Don’t even question this poem.
It is written by an umpire.