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“Baseball, Baseball” by Jane Morgan

Dainty, Ain’t He?

by Michael X. Ferraro

John Lackey, don’t you hear that sound
as you harrumph upon the mound?
David Ross, do your Cub ears twitch
as you jog toward the errant pitch?

That noise — whoooosh — ain’t what you reckoned
…………..BillyHamiltonjustscoredfromsecond !


Reds’ Billy Hamilton scored from second on passed ball Tuesday, thanks to Cubs’ laziness

Out of Lefty-Righty Field

By Michael X. Ferraro

Or: “Pulling Out All the Strops”

“That bullpen is so far away,
so why not use left field instead?”
These are the kinds of late-inning thoughts
that pop into Joe Maddon’s head.


Cubs manager Maddon played three relief pitchers in left field against the Reds on Tuesday during a 15-inning victory.


Clout and Class

by Hilary Barta

On the road down in Cincy, Kris Bryant
Explodes for three homers, all giant
But the cheers “Curtain call”
On deaf ears would all fall
To such showboating Bryant’s defiant.

Kris Bryant hit three homers and two doubles on Monday night, but refused to come out of the dugout for a bow, despite cheers from fans and prodding from teammates, because he didn’t want to show up the Reds.

Their Great Sacrifice

by the Village Elliott

For Eddie Grant (b. 5/21/1883, Franklin, MA; d. 10/5/1918, Argonne, France) and Christy Mathewson (b. 8/12/1880, Factoryville, PA; d. 10/7/1925, Saranac Lake, NY)

Eddie Grant led a singular life:
Harvard, Jints, “Over There,” lost his life.
The Big Six enlists, too:
Gassed, stateside Christy’s through.
We remember their “Great Sacrifice”.

Polo Grounds decorated with plaque
To honor Grant, “All Who Didn’t Come Back”.
When Jints moved west, plaque’s lost.
“No Titles” was lost plaque’s cost.
Once replaced, three flags for Orange and Black.


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