PUSHING THROUGH THE DOG DAYS Back

As the long dog days of summer begin

Another pennant we’re trying to win

By walk off homer or suicide bunt

Doing what it takes to stay in the hunt

Some nights it’s with pitching, others by bat

Getting the win is the most vital stat

Whether out front or the one giving chase

All that matters is staying in the race

Playing through the minor aches and pains

Praying to avoid severe pulls or strains

One day in New York, then on to L.A.

Play a make-up game somewhere on the way

Field our hottest bats and least damaged arm

Until expansion brings help from the farm

Then we’ll try to go on one final run

Hoping we don’t fade like September sun

In the fall classic we’re fighting to get

While still in the hunt, we’re not a sure bet

With an all out effort from the whole team

We’ll get a shot at our season long dream

But to even get to the playoff fight

We first need to win in Houston tonight