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.


Published in Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Pure doggerel | Link to this poem | 3 Comments

Out of Lefty-Righty Field: 3 Comments

  1. Hilary Barta wrote,

    Try anything goofball or inventive genius? All depends on if it works.

  2. Hilary Barta wrote,

    Left, right, left
    I left my pitchers in left
    Some say I am plucky
    But maybe just lucky
    There weren’t any hits at that depth

  3. mxferraro wrote,

    One frozen rope over young Pedro Strop
    and the naysayers all woulda brayed.
    But the restless wheels of Madden’s mind turned
    leftfield lemons into lemonade.

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