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What the Hector

by Hilary Barta

The Cubbies’ reliever Rondón,
To giving up leads has been prone.
One job he was given
But in runs are driven
A save and our confidence blown.


Quite a Weird Inside-the-Park Home Run

By Stuart Shea

Dominic Brown
Is falling down
Into the stands.
Did he land on his hands?
Or maybe his head?
I hope he’s not dead.
Oh, good. He’s getting up,
But a little bit late,
As Ruben Tejada slides into home plate.


The French Made to Mop Up

by Michael X. Ferraro

The pitching stint of Francoeur
Shoulda been one inning fewer.
But the Phils’ bullpen phone
Had zero dial tone.
Chase Utley’s opinion? “Manure!”


Michael’s new book Circus Catch is now available.

Utley’s Coroner

by Michael X. Ferraro

Chase Utley gets plunked all the time.
Sometimes he leans in, like a mime.
But Matt Harvey drilled hard,
Because Chase took him yard.
Does Baseball not think this a crime?


Chase Utley led the league in HBP three years running, from 2007-9. He has also homered so often to the right field porch at Citi Field, the Mets announcers have christened it “Utley’s Corner.”

Michael X. Ferraro is a writer and Phillies fan trapped in Los Angeles. His latest book is the satirical sports novel, Circus Catch.

National League East 2015 Spring Training Haiku

By Stuart Shea

“The Braves will be good”???
…what I like about the South
Is its humility

Oh, Giancarlo,
Is 300 mil enough
To stand Loria?

It was a bright day
When the Wheel fell off the cart
Leaving three good ones

Men with few assets
Should not bargain as if they
Can afford to wait

The young man acts young;
His elders, who know better,
Lecture and complain


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