The Third Base Coach Sign
I’m about to enter the box and take my stance,
when down to third I give it glance.
Our third base coach is about to sign,
to take one looking or bunt down the line.
He touches his cheek with a glancing swipe,
then at his cap, then his belt he swipes.
He slaps his chest then swipes his knees,
While the runner on first wonders “is that a sign for me?”
Now if this don’t beat all, … he stumbles back,
with his arms stretched out, holding his cap.
Then he gets up and runs around,
past the third base ump and heads for me at home.
Now he stands besides me as plain as could be,
“It’s a hit and run, son,” oh and by the way,
be careful around third, it’s loaded with bees!