This week the new New Yorker sends
Us all a brand new “Greetings, Friends!”
Yes! Join us as we ring the bell
For our old friend Roger Angell
Who effortlessly rhymes to cheer
Up the entire blogosphere.
I didn’t know. I turned the page
And there I saw the white-haired sage
Of baseball had, once more, stood in
To take his swings, that paladin
Of wintry joy and festive mirth:
Godspeed, good friends, and peace on earth.