When a TV Baseball Sportscast Fills Airtime with Chatter

by Stephen Jones

“Robinson Cano is at the plate . . .”

And suddenly the television commentators
start gushing like hushed golf idolaters

with “Oohs & Ahhs!”, mechanics “telestrated”,
picked at, praised, exalted:

head, eyes, hands, legs, torso, knees,
hips combined . . . all his anatomy

& he becomes temporarily
a Colossus of baseball mythology

. . . and all the while I keep hearing
Puck from the dugout saying

“You can observe a lot by just watching”


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When a TV Baseball Sportscast Fills Airtime with Chatter: 1 Comment

  1. Jay Kenny wrote,

    Thanks again, Steve. But wasn’t “Puck from the dugout” the great and inimitable Yogi? Of course, Yogi also said “I didn’t say everything that they said I said” and “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

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