I had put collecting and blogging on the backburner as my wandering mind drifted off to other pursuits only to be snapped back when I received 5 cards from Robert in my mailbox. I fully intended to participate in the contest with a 100 word post but a mix of procrastination, work, and traveling did me in as far as collecting cards was concerned let alone blogging.
This morning I looked at the perpetual stack of cards I seem to always have on my cluttered desk and on top were those 5 cards. I noticed that the drawing for the contest was posted on Monday and I had missed out on writing my entry. I am very glad that I didn't win the drawing because I was too slack to write 100 words.
Either way, better late than never, so here is my super late entry to the $30 a Week Habit's 100 word contest:
Bobby, how I miss you
A great skipper, a legend
Once a Jay so blue
Retired the king of ejections
O-Pee-Chee Bobby Cox
Shouts encouragement from the bench
Umps feared him out the box
Just please pardon his "French"
Greg Maddux once a Cub
Never experienced a title there
Then joined a southern club
And earned the magical hardware
Maddux threw 10 different fastballs
They dipped, spun, turned, up, down
A true wizard of hardball
Now his home is Cooperstown
Greg and Jack, '93 All-Stars
Greg was better than Jack
he was a super star
Jack's Pinto to Greg's Cadillac
Thanks for the cards Robert!
Sorry to subject everyone to my poetry skills:)