Red Sox pitcher Brad Penny reacts to giving up a home run to the Tampa Bay Rays' Pat Burrell (background) during the sixth inning their MLB American League baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida August 5, 2009.

... Pitching Troubles Seemed So Far Away
Now It Looks As Though They're Here to Stay
Now We Long for Yesterday

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Pitching troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
Oh, I bought in to trading Clay.

Wakefield's half the man he used to be,
Penny's belly hanging over me,
Sox swept away, so suddenly.

Why he
Cannot throw I don't know, Dice wouldn't say.
Tito said,
Something's wrong, now we long for yesterday.

This was such an easy game to play,
Now first place has slipped away,
Oh, I believed in Jason Bay.

Had to throw, Why? Don't know, what did Tito say?
I said,
Evan's going long, now we long for yesterday.

Boston stayed out of the steroid fray,
Now Papi needs a place to hide away,
Ortiz gets grilled, at 4 today.

When Smoltz takes the mound, it's time to pray.

-- With apologies to Sir Paul

(BDD Photo Illustration / Zach Tyler)

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