"There is poetry in baseball"
Kate on this we can agree. Maybe not on the Sox though...though I do
hate the Yankees more.
I was born between the Blue Jays and the Tigers, so that is where my
allegiance lies (probably moreso with Canada's last team, though who
can't love the history of the Tigers?).
For me the coming of September represents the start of God's sport --
American NFL and NCAA football. That and an avalanche of marking.
Quoting Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>:
> It's that time again; another year has elapsed and we are nearing the end of
> summer and the Red Sox are in first place and heading for the playoffs. The
> TSE List Members sigh and think, Oh, God, are we going to subjected once
> again to a month of reports on the status of this baseball team
> when we could
> care less. Even the members from Massachusetts and greater New England sigh,
> though, of course, they are already resigned, for they know many
> like me. Yet,
> there is poetry is baseball. It is, in fact, mystical. It is a Field of
> Dreams. It is Fenway Park.
> It is the Inquisition, the
> It is beauty itself
> that lives
> day by day in them
> idly —
> This is
> the power of their faces
> It is summer, it is the solstice
> the crowd is
> cheering, the crowd is laughing
> in detail
> permanently, seriously
> without thought
> -from The Crowd at the Ballgame by William Carlos Williams
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