Sitting, like Rodgers Hornsby, looking Out the window at the bleak winter day Waiting- yes, for Spring- for the green grass And the heralding crack of bats, For Trout and Mookie and Thor, X-man and Judge, the Polar Bear, For days less full of nights, certainly But waiting, also for you and me, For that… Read More Poem of the Day 1/28/21
In the evening haze, The sun glows orange, hanging Over the outfield fence
Under the tower lights kids scattered over the ball field- An emerald of grass
Could there be a lonelier place Than the pitching mound In an empty stadium As a home run ball rattles around The vacant outfield seats?
Walking into Keyspan Park There stands a statue Of two men, One with his arm across the other’s shoulder- A simple gesture of friendship. The men stare out Across the ages.
Sunset over the Stadium A summer night without baseball A giant sleeping, until…
From Short At his side, the leather glove, Hand just curled in, Feels more like home Then the slab of white A short throw away. Everything is before him. The sun, shield by his cap, The crowd, that ocean of sound, The pitcher, bent, staring- serious as death- The batter, a samurai alone against their… Read More Poem of the Day 6/04/19 – From Short
Lying on the couch Watching the game. My little boy’s head rests on my chest
“Do they leave it there during the game?” That famous line from one-time Red Sox lefty and Hall of Fame-level raconteur Bill Lee sums up Fenway Park’s reputation with respect to southpaws. Yet, despite this literal barrier to success for lefties in Boston, the 2017 Red Sox rotation could potentially be one of the most… Read More Over the Monster: The possibility of a historically left-handed Red Sox rotation
There were PED users “cheating” the game before Barry Bonds first phoned BALCO, but like the Joker, Bonds gave baseball a “better class of criminal.”… Read More MLB Hall of Fame Voting: How Barry Bonds Saved Baseball from Steroids- Part 2: A Better Class of Criminal