At the Yard

We got there early
To see Zito throw his last game

The foul line chalk was still being placed down:

Three pounds of the hammer by each man
Against the long metal chalk-box they held, end to end

Zito lasted to the 5th

Didn’t want to come out

No farewell ovation for Zito

A pinch hitter went to bat for him in the bottom of the inning, as
The Captain gave him his papers in the dugout