Leaving On a Jet Plane

1 Oct

Well, the Phillies had a pretty good weekend winning two of three from the MarlinsRoy Halladay, though far from dominant, was able to complete his disappointing season with a win and Cole Hamels, quite dominant, got his career high 17th victory.  The wins brought the Phils record to 80-79.  They enter their final three game series with the Nationals tonight.

Then, they’ll all be packing up and heading for home.  Makes me think of that old Peter, Paul and Mary classic.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

 All the bags are packed, all the balls and the bats

The playoffs belong to the Cards, Braves and Nats.

We never thought that it could end this way.

 ◊          ♦          ◊

But Ryan was hurtin’ and Chase had bad knees

That run at the end was just a tease.

And what the heck is wrong with Halladay?

      ♦          ◊          ♦         

But next year no Mayberry,

Next year we’ll score runs for Lee

Next year can’t come soon enough for me.

 ◊          ♦          ◊

‘Cause I’ll miss Chase, Chooch and J-Roll

What will I do without Kid Cole?

Oh man, I do hate the lull.

           ◊          ♦

I keep thinking of what might have been

But with Nix, Schierholtz and Wigginton

I’ll tell you now, that lineup was weak

 ◊          ♦          ◊

Every error seemed to cost a game

Every eighth inning would end the same

We even lost our record sellout streak.

 ♦         ◊          ♦

But next year no injuries

Next year it’s the World Series.

Next year we will be the team to beat

 ◊                    ◊

‘Cause we’ll be back, we’ll be back strong, 

With lots of Harry’s “High Hopes” song.

We’ll watch our Phils march down Broad Street.


Now the time has come for Girls Best Phriend

To bring my season to an end

So three more posts and I’ll be on my way.

 ◊                    ◊

But dream about the wins to come

When we won’t have to be so glum

About the time that I won’t have to say.

 ♦          ◊          

That we’re leaving, no more to cheer

That almost brings a tear

But just you wait untill next year.

◊          ♦          ◊ 

But it’s over,  finished too soon

I don’t know how to end this tune.

 ♦          ◊          

But it’s over, there is no doubt

So I’ll just end with this fade out.


2 Responses to “Leaving On a Jet Plane”

  1. Michael Gillen October 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Nice, Susan, and these words of yours go well with the PP&M tune!

    • Susan Cohen-Dickler October 2, 2012 at 12:22 am #

      I’ve been singing it all day. Oy!

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