Leaving Pedro In was written immediately after the Boston Red Sox lost the American League Championship Series to the New York Yankees in 2003. Goodbye Curse was written the morning after the Red Sox won the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004.
LEAVING PEDRO IN
No matter what you do,
No matter what you say,
No matter how you live your life,
God loves you anyway.
He’s merciful to everyone
No matter what the sin,
Except to Grady Little
For leaving Pedro in.
“Who’s your Daddy?” screamed the fans
At the red-socked also rans.
Three to zip, one more to go,
So long Pedro and D. Lowe.
As Kerry flipped and “W” flopped,
A-Rod raised his hand and chopped.
Damon ripped and Papi popped,
Shill shellacked and we believed,
Embree closed and Gotham grieved.
Moon eclipses overhead,
St. Louis sky is Boston red.
Last out is made, celebration,
All is right with Red Sox Nation.
Pesky, Bucky, Buckner, Boone;
These words no longer fit the tune.
Goodbye curse, goodnight moon.