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Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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An Eleanor Rigby of an Outing

Ah, look at all the long relievers
Ah, look at all the long relievers

Stephen Nogosek
Picks up his glove in the pen
And he starts to get warm
Buck likes his form

Waiting since Sunday
Stretching in back with the pack
Of the arms seldom used
Tries to stay loose

All the long relievers
Patience is their key
All the long relievers
The score is eight to three

Megill didn’t have it
Getting lit up by the Nats
Who swung bats with no fear
They kicked his rear

Then Trevor Williams
Holding the fort in a sport
Where pitchers don’t hit
Thus pinch-hitters sit

All the long relievers
Their job’s to mop up frames
All the long relievers
To get us through these games

Ah, look at all the long relievers
Guys never once considered Seavers

Stephen Nogosek
Waxes his ’stache
Soon he jogs through the gate to the mound
He’ll stick around

Throwing three innings
Keeping it close to avail
That would fail to appear
No comeback here

All the long relievers
Whose roster stays are brief
Options make them yo-yos
We’ll see Steve in a week

The latest episode of National League Town takes us to a time before the Beatles, welcoming as its first-ever guest Dave Bagdade, author of the all-new revised edition of A Year in Mudville: The Full Story of Casey Stengel and the Original Mets. Listen to the show on your trip back to Syracuse or wherever you might be headed.

8 comments to An Eleanor Rigby of an Outing

  • Flynn23

    Bloody brilliant! Greg, you need to do a rooftop version of this at Citi Field tomorrow night.

  • Dave

    Trying to come up with a verse to reference the original verse that ends “no one was saved,” replacing it with “good arms were saved,” but that’s the only line I’ve got.

  • Seth

    Happiness is a warm bullpen, eh?

  • mikeski

    And now Tylor Megill, missteps on the hill
    In his locker found deGrom’s Bible
    Jake’s shoulder checked out, but he left it, no doubt
    To help with good Tylor’s revival, ah
    Oh yeah, yeah

  • open the gates

    Sometimes we’ll lose one on the road
    Sometimes we’ll lose one on the road
    Sometimes we’ll lose one on the road
    Sometimes we’ll lose one on the road
    When the other team’s fans are watching us
    Sometimes we’ll lose one on the road

    What can I say? Yours was a lot better.

  • Eric

    Preliminary reports say Cano is joining the Padres. At least he’s not staying East, just in case.

  • Ed P.

    Brilliant. Make that music video!

  • eric1973

    Pray for John Stearns, one of my faves from the 70s-80s.

    Jay Horwitz says he has a disease, and photos of him on the internet show him so skinny as to be unrecognizable.