ROOTING FOR A NO-HITTER Back

I read the daily box scores,

and I root for not only my favorite players,

but for the whole team as well,

except when –

when there is history to be made.

For eight innings I urged my hapless team

to get at least one measly hit,

but they were constantly fooled by

a pitcher who painted the corners.

At the bottom of the ninth,

I found myself rooting for the other side.

I wanted the no-hitter for the rookie pitcher.

One out, then two, then two strikes, and then –

then a called third strike.

Some might call me disloyal,

but how many chances do you get
to see a no-hitter?