"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.

Good times,
Paul Meahan

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
> Revolution
> 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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