Baseball Reflection (With Division Races Happening)

by Stephen Jones

Still, even more so now as teams race to
October playoffs, is the quiet credo:
“Nothing is harder in any given sport,
than to hit a round ball with round bat.”
Sure, pitching dynamics are well known
by a commentator’s flushed tone:
“Sinker. Slider. Fastball inside!”
A pitcher’s game, yes, no denying:

The post-season is always marked
by whose skilled hurlers are best –
and how teams advance, have lost,
and depends on mound intent.

But it’s still amazing that physics works – that
in our pastime it’s still “Round ball, round bat.”

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