Patience or Panic?

"How poor are they that have not patience? What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"
--William Shakespeare, Othello

If opening day filled you with swagger,
and game six swayed you to panic,
if you glossed over six errors as an anomaly,
and seventeen walks and seventeen runs
in seventeen innings doesn't bother
your opinion of the bullpen,
Consider this alarming statistic
before you press patience or panic:
a .330 team batting average
and .420 on base percentage
leads the league in offense,
and yet, here we sit with one W and five L's
heading to Milwaukee for three games
that hold the weight of September
as April proves to be "the cruelest month"


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