By She’Davia Williams
There was nothing.
The stands stayed empty
The game was just a "game"
There was nothing to anticipate
When they came every thing seemed to change
People actually went to games
People had something to believe in
The game turned into a passion
It was the start of a nation
The season started with gloomy faces
Empty seats and no thoughts of pennant races
Game 1 was won
Could this possibly represent the season to come?
Game 2, a fluke
Who cared, this didn’t represent what they could do
The season went on and the wins kept coming
Every month showed more winning than losing
The stands started to fill
The seats were sold out
Here the shouts,
Smell the grass,
Without a doubt
This season was a blast.
Who could believe
That this once horrible team
Was in the lead!
It was a miracle
It was an impossible dream!
October 1st can be called surreal
They were about to be champs
They were about to seal the deal.
Hearts were racing
Skipping beats along the way.
But truth be told
That team didn’t miss any beats.
Cleanly field plays
Paving the way.
They didn’t keep the fans guessing
They didn’t make them wait
Though they kept them on the edges of their seats
It was only because the game was great.
Top of the ninth
One out away
A pop up to short right
Caught…That’s the game!
Pandemonium on the field
Fans racing from the stands
A celebration never to be forgotten
A celebration that was the birth of a nation
Tears of elation
Racing down cheeks
Hugs and kisses
Something to talk about for weeks
Maybe not weeks
Who is there to thank
For making dreams come true
The 1967 Red Sox
And their sterling crew
Had a short career
But is an all star for eternity
His complete game on October 1st
Forced Minnesota to play their worst
All star short stop
Someone who easily won Boston hearts
And who can for get Carl Yastrzemski
A hero on the field and at the plate
Triple Crown winner
He played like a saint.
Don’t be surprised
There were many more
Who helped this team play great.
This is my thank you
To that incredible team
This is my thanks to them
For living out that impossible dream!
*A tribute to the 1967 Red Sox (AL Champions)*