The baseball players: Junior (representing the Yankees) and Mom (the Mets).
Mom (pitching and announcing the game): Batting for the world-famous New York Yankees is...
Junior: Janet Jackson!
Mom: [Pause.] Reggie Jackson?
Junior: I mean, Reggie Jackson!
Mom pitches, and Reggie hits big, out of the ballpark/beyond the holly bush.
And such is the run-scoring segue to today's Poetry Friday selection: Kenn Nesbitt's "If School Were More Like Baseball," at Poetry4kids.com.
If school were more like baseball,
we'd only have to play.