Four Ways of Looking at an All-Star

(With apologies to Wallace Stevens)

By Stuart Shea

Would the Cubs be good
Without Travis Wood?
(What the hell are you talking about?
They’re still 14 games out.)

J.J. Hardy
Is often tardy,
Which you can plainly see
From his OBP of .293.

Perhaps it is silly
To cite Jason Grilli
As a reason for the Bucs’ success.
But without him, it’d be a mess.

The Pods will have a scare-a
If Everth Cabrera
Is suspended as rumored–
Bud will be Black-humored.


Published in Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Cubs, Management, Pittsburgh Pirates, Players, Pure doggerel, San Diego Padres, Scandals, Stu Shea, The Game Itself | Link to this poem | 2 Comments

Four Ways of Looking at an All-Star: 2 Comments

  1. Ember Nickel wrote,

    These and the previous ones are great. Well done.

  2. James Finn Garner wrote,

    I’m so happy to find this structure for a poem. You’ll all be getting more of these this week.

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