Composed by FuquaManuel
(Via Mandy Housenick with a h/t to The Good Phight Poet Laureate Wet Luzinski)
When Chase Utley stepped into the batter's box Monday night,
the cheers he got were near deafening.
And they went
People simply wouldn't sit down.
all Utley did was stand there.
No wave of his hand.
No tip of his cap.
Would it have been so hard
to quickly acknowledge
the largest crowd ever to attend
a regular-season game at Citizens Bank Park.
Even former players do it,
most recently Jayson Werth.
Jim Thome's done it.
Pat Burrell's done it.
Somebody said on Twitter last night
Utley doesn't have to
because he doesn't like to show emotion.
neither did Burrell
I'm not saying Utley had to
and bow to the fans
like the Phanatic did to him before the game.
Just a simple wave
or a tip of his cap
would have sufficed.
An acknowledgement of some sort.
A little appreciation goes a long way.