LIVE YANKEE IN-GAME CHAT: TONIGHT AT 5

LIVE YANKEE IN-GAME CHAT: TONIGHT AT 5

Friday, July 11, 2014

Excerpts from Derek Jeter’s First Children’s Book: The Very Hefty Banana Hammock

“Bananas bruise easily, because their feelings get hurt,” the Captain warned, wincing at the thought. “Once peeled, each needs a magical spell to stay happy and aloft.”

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Uncle Joe looked cross and uncomfortable, as he loosened his belt. “This heat has me bunched to the starboard,” he said. “We need a bigger banana boat.” 

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The woodland nymphs played “Swing the Hammock” until old Mr. Torre gave out a loud moan. “"Whooooooah, baby!" he said. "I don't know what enchantments you're using, sister, but I've needed a bullpen session like this for a long time."

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The dog said, “Woof.” 
The cat said, “Meow.” 
But the banana remained quiet. 
“Shhh,” the Captain said. “It’s thinking about cottage cheese.”

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“Good night, stars. Good night, pillow.
“Good night, wilting, weeping willow.
"Good night, Jills, and good night, Jacks.
"Good night, billiards, in their sacs..."

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And the Ball boys, Abe and Ollie, lounged happily ever after, in the hammock built for two.

1 comment:

KD said...

You should get the Ted Williams treatment after you die, duque. that brain of yours is a freak of nature and must be preserved for future generations.