-- A. Bartlett Giamatti
October 20, 2017
It does break your heart
Especially if your heart resides at Clark & Addison
So now we'll put away our traditions
"Take me out to the ballgame"
"Go, Cubs, Go"
Flying the great blue "W"
The ivy will don fall colors, the leaves will fall
And the fabled vines will sleep once more
Only the ghosts will play at Wrigley
Pat Piper will call, "Attention...attention please..."
Ron Santo will click his heels
Ernie Banks will tell us, "Boy, it's a beautiful day. Let's play two."
Let the ivy sleep, let the snow blanket the Friendly Confines
As long as Theo Epstein is awake
Pushing, planning, trading,
doing his thing
Because February is coming
Sloan Park awaits in the Arizona sun
And before we know it
Our hearts will fill again.