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R.I.P. Walt Williams

by Jim Siergey

He was a six-foot man
In a five-six frame
His unusual physique
Was his nickname

He hustled and he hit
And he ran like heck
An eternal fan favorite
Was little “No Neck.”

 



What a Season — And It Ain’t Over Yet

by James Finn Garner

So now, my friends, it has come to this,
The World Series of 2015
The kids ablaze on the New York Amazin’s
Versus the Big Blue Royal Machine.

Let’s consider all that’s gone before
As we bid the warm weather goodbye
Some teams did roll as had been foretold
While others came through with surprise.

The new Cubbie kids swung some mean bats
The Blue Jays refused to show fear
Motown fell dead, now needs a retread
While the Giants await an even year.

The Dodgers in their close-ups again blinked
Staid St. Louis became hot and unglued
The Nationals sputtered, then throttled each other
The Lone Star State watched a marvelous feud

So when someone tells you baseball is boring,
Whether online, at work, in a bar,
Don’t chuckle or sigh. Look them straight in the eye
And say, “Baseball’s not boring — you are.”

 



When Astros Hurlers Fall to Earth

by James Finn Garner

Walt Harris
Called his therapist

Tony Sipp
Stared and pulled his lip

Luke Gregerson’s
Nervous rash worsened

And the team vowed to shake it off, man,
Before trying to steal Game 5 at Kaufmann.

 



Overheard Yankee Map Directions

by Stephen Jones

Young Colby Rasmus and the Astros —
They showed the baseball map future
When they used home run GPS
And directed Yankees to pasture.

*****

The only trip down Broadway Yankee fans
Will see this year is one down Memory Lane.
Needless to say, this coming offseason,
There’s going to be much redirection.

 



Astros 15, Yankees 1

by Stephen Jones

In the beginning . . . of this baseball history,
Yankee Ivan Nova–he was not so super–
Got burned by Houston’s big bang theory.
Others followed–they couldn’t stop it either.

The Astros’ rain of runs, a meteor shower
Of them, had done in the old Pinstripers.

 

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