twenty years ago today robin ventura charged the mound on nolan ryan

nolan ryanwhich inspired me to write this poem about 18 years ago

“nolan ryan”

nolan ryan had this guy twenty-six
running straight at him
nolan’s forty-six
the guy was mad cuz
nolan
hit em with the ball
and when the guy got at
nolan nolan put him in a headlock
and said
now im gonna hit you with my
fist.
then nolan got the next 13
of 14
batters out.
i really miss you jeanine
satan and the lord put job thru a lot
satan said if job had everything
taken from him he wouldnt love
you God why should he
God said fifty bucks says he won’t crack
God and satan make bets on me how
i’ll start writing
sad poems again
n just get sadder
but nolan proved sometimes
you cant lose.
for even
satan
hates poems about baseball.