TRIPLE DIGITS!: But Iowans Play On
Had you forgotten what triple digits looked like?
Had you forgotten how it felt?
Had you forgotten what it tasted like?
Forgotten how it…smelt?
Well, here’s a harsh reminder,
an answer on the spot.
100 degrees in any form,
is really stinkin’ hot!
Envy those with cash for a cone,
cheer the kids in the pool,
toast them all with an ice cold beer,
for somehow staying cool.
The ballpark had game,
and I-Cubs had to play,
baseball doesn’t play in rain,
but it has is no “Heat Delay”.
So hit the lemonade stand,
Get something tart and fruity,
or maybe the right field fountain,
and cool your hot patootie!
The dress code gets relaxed
when the mercury’s on a tear…
we celebrate the tank-top,
and pity Cubbie bear.
Yeah, what a night to be in costume!
The Chicken, he was in.
He said he’ll see more nights like this,
and you’re glad that you’re not him.
A good haircut will keep you cooler,
You know, ventilate and such.
A shaved head is the ultimate,
the mullet, not so much.
The I-Cubs gave out water,
to sell it would be rude!
They’d keep their fans hydrated,
and keep from getting sued!
There’ll be more days like this to come,
I mean, it’s Iowa and it’s summer…
and the fun’s outside, you know I’m right,
and staying in’s a bummer.
So do what you need to do,
Cool down anyway you choose,
But enjoy these days, they’ll be gone too soon,
Andy Fales, Channel 13 News.