Gloucester Daily Times
---- — Dear God,
I want to be a ballplayer ...
It won’t be any sweeter,
If I could field like Derek Jeter ...
Hit like Mantle, both ways,
Catch like Campanella,
Throw hard like Bobby Feller ...
And, also Lord,
Pitch corners like Whitey Ford ...
I want to be rich in my youth
And famous like Ol’ Babe Ruth
But, God — If this is asking too much,
Let me hit this one in the clutch ...
Just this once, okay?
You see, my dad’s here and it’s
Frank “From Gloucester” Iacano