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May 7, 2007

By Jake Brennan
08:40 AM

21 OVER 22

back in 84 number 21 soared (but now he’s just number 22)
two twenty K games and three Cy Young awards (but now he’s just number 22)
number 21 never bowed to no one
but now he’s the Boss’ boy for 28 million
like jilted lovers we’re licking our wounds
say hey, so long, see you soon 22

a hundred and ninety-two wins for number 21 (but now he’s just number 22)
and just one more win to pass Cy Young (but now he’s just number 22)
was number 21 throwing heat for the fans
or was he really Will McDonough’s “Texas Con Man”
another rocket relaunch or a bomb in the Bronx
say hey, so long, see you soon 22

a first ballot blowhard, a pinstripe diva (whoh-oh-oh 22)
if he can’t carry his bags how’s he gonna carry their season (whoh-oh-oh 22)
number 21, a savior to no one
a nation hangs it’s head after being shunned
another rocket relaunch or a bomb in the Bronx
say hey, so long, see you soon 22

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