Ode to Oddibe

by Jim Siergey

A wildcat did prowl
The wind began to howl
and Oddibe McDowell
belongs in a Bob Dylan song.
.

Jim Siergey is the author and illustrator of the Cubs alternate history If They Did It. You can see more of his illustration work at his website here.


Published in Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, History, Players, Pure doggerel, Texas Rangers, Uncategorized | Link to this poem | 2 Comments

Ode to Oddibe: 2 Comments

  1. Bob Carlton wrote,

    On a related note: Bellowing Ark, vol 16, no 3, May/June 2000, from “In Praise of Dandelions”:
    …my iguana, Odibe
    (named for a famous
    centerfielder
    who was the subject
    of the unwritten
    “Ode to Odibe”
    with the immortal opening line:
    “Oh! to be Odibe…)

  2. James Finn Garner wrote,

    Also crosslinked to It is High, It is Far, It is Caught yesterday. Good job, Jim.

    http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/2011/05/o2b-mcdowell.html

Leave Your Comment

Comment Form

AL East

NL East

Extra Innings

AL Central

NL Central

Poems by Type

AL West

NL West

Heavy Hitters

Copyright 2007 Bardball.