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Were You Listening?: A Found Poem

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

on

and on

and on.

People simply wouldn't sit down.

But

all Utley did was stand there.

No wave of his hand.

No tip of his cap.

Why?

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.

Believe me,

neither did Burrell

or Werth.

I'm not saying Utley had to

get down

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.

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