Ode to Delmon

Sadly, the the season is over. While some will furiously begin dreaming of trading for Elvis Andrus and other targets, I have decided to put fingers to keyboard to appreciate perhaps the most controversial Tiger in 2012. So please sit back and enjoy my "Ode to Delmon" (Italics added for a "poetry-esque" feel)

He came here from Minneapolis in a flash

His first at-bat ended with a slow home run dash

Nelson and Oliveros were all we gave

If Delmon was a troll left field was his new cave

"We hate his WAR!" Some people said with great disgust

To which other fans replied "In Delmon we trust"

Last year he put the evil empire in their place

We saw his talent, what a most curious case

They lost to the Rangers, he clobbered two dingers

With a tough loss like that disappointment lingers

Controversy in New York added to the fire

Fans wished for Leyland to treat him like a spare tire

He killed many rallies with twenty double plays

But he did hit dingers in consecutive days

The count of Delmon haters tremendously grew

The thought that he had no tools was seemingly true

People wonder how he was a number one pick

Some said he sucked life out of the team like a tick

Round one of the playoffs he hit two thirty five

His likability stock was taking a dive

Then came the ALCS Delmon's time to shine

His game one home run barely hooked right down the line

He hit another colossal bomb in game three

The hit very much satisfied the great JV

Once again he showed the Yankees who was the boss

He was a big part of the Yankees fourth straight loss

"Oh no!" The fans said, "Delmon playing in left field!"

The fans knew his awful defense would be revealed

Against San Fran Delmon's defense did not kill them

The Tigers failed despite the starters throwing gems

Tigers made the Giants pitchers feel in heaven

But all along Delmon hit three fifty seven

He set a franchise record for his round-trippers

The man he surpassed celebrated Yom Kippur

Alas with free agency his time may be done

For this fan watching Delmon has been very fun

So I hope you all don't remember his strikeouts

Let's remember Delmon for his colossal clouts

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the <em>Bless You Boys</em> writing staff.

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