Instant Replay Creates Perfect World

By James Finn Garner


Now that cameras can detect and correct
Our errors and human frailty,
I call for a replay of

Fidrych talking to the ball,
Reggie hitting in October,
Bob Gibson staring,
Koufax stretching,
Veeck laughing,

DiMaggio’s war years,
And Hank Greenberg’s,

And 1994, which could have saved the Expos,
And spared us the Nationals,

And Cap Anson shutting his damned mouth
And Buck O’Neil playing for the Cubs,
Satchel Paige for the A’s,
And Cool Papa Bell for the Cardinals.


Posted 5/14/09

Published in Chicago Cubs, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Free Verse, History, James Finn Garner, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Players, St. Louis Cardinals | Link to this poem | No Comments

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