Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday 13 - Ode to Baseball

Yes, I live in Michigan and I'm a Tiger's fan. I also have two young baseball players I'm raising. Inspired by our new (and I might add...hot) manager today is dedicated to all those hard working ball players and those who love to watch them. I've taken liberty to borrow some phrases from Ernie Harwell's Ode to Baseball.

1. 

Baseball is the tossing out the first ball of the season.

2. 
Baseball is a scrubby school boy playing catch with his dad on a Mississippi farm.

3.
So is the scout reporting on a sixteen year old pitcher in Cheyenne.


4.
Baseball is a spirited race of man against man, reflex against reflex.


5.
 A game of inches. Every skill is measured. Every heroic, every failing is seen and cheered, or booed. And then becomes a statistic.


6.
Baseball is a rookie.
 His experience no bigger than the lump in his throat as he begins fulfillment of his dream.

7.
It a veteran too, a tired old man of thirty-five hoping that those aching muscles can pull him through another sweltering August and September. 


8. 

Nicknames are baseball, names like Zeke and Pie and Kiki and Home Run and Cracker and Dizzy and Dazzy


9.
 Baseball is the cool, clear eyes...and the flashing spikes.


10.  
Baseball is just a game, as simple as a ball and bat, yet as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes.


11.
 A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion.


12. 
Baseball is a tongue tied kid from Georgia.

13. 

Still a game for America, this baseball! 




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4 comments:

sandyland said...

pant pant

Mia Celeste said...

Grin. This is a baseball post I had fun studying. Thanks.

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rlavalette said...

Girls play too. Some of us would like to see THOSE pictures....

CountryDew said...

Best baseball post I ever saw.