Hot and sticky, must be 90
Fans wearing shorts and sandals
Spaghetti straps and cut off jeans
Long legs below.
Lame duck game, last of the season
Win or lose, it doesn't count
Bats making contact but few hits
Too many pop-ups, too many strikeouts
Fans trying hard to show appreciation
But just seems like everyone's half a step slow.
Four guys in front drinking ice cold Coronas
At 10 bucks a pop, came with lemon on top
Girl two rows up with summer sun-bleached hair,
Shining like spun gold in a braid down her back
Watch out for that fly ball!
Bald-head tattooed Dad with young daughter,
Taking good care, sure she's had fun
Kids behind dugout, gloves a-waving
Hoping to be thrown that last foul ball.
Not even the wave can get going
Weaver's no-hitter game this is not
Shoot the breeze with my neighbor, talk U.S. Open tennis
Great double play, and now Trout's on base!
Rally monkey appears, crowd now alert!
But three outs and yet again no score.
And finally they score!! But only one
Ray's double play ends expectations
And we go home.
JANICE DANIELLO is a Costa Mesa resident.