Tag Archives: baseball

The Sacrifice

A new poem, just in time for baseball season.  But, as with all writing about baseball, it’s about more than the sport.  Enjoy.  Doug The Sacrifice In baseball, it is a mighty thing, to lay the bat horizontal one hand … Continue reading

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Here’s a little something from my previous book The Tenth Inning (2015), a collection of baseball-themed stories and poems.  But as any artist knows, when you write about a “thing” it’s the “thing” itself and the other “thing” behind it.  The platform … Continue reading

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On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton

It’s been awhile since I wrote about baseball, but recently I was in Seattle with my son Jude, went to a Mariners game, and scaled Hurricane Ridge, drawing some connections, inspiring  “On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton.”   The  folks … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and the New Book

Dear Friends and Family – Holiday Greetings, happy New Year, and best of 2015 to you all! Thought I’d send along a little holiday update that should’ve gone with a card or letter, but alas, will have to arrive electronically. … Continue reading

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Dressed in Blue

Here’s a baseball poem for the season! Dressed in Blue (Friday August 6, 2004) In the yellow car we rode All the way to China Basin, Passing through the shadow of the Mays “Daddy, see the sailboats, Underneath the bridge,” … Continue reading

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Coach Pitch

Summertime is here and little league is winding down (the season starts in spring here in Nashville). This year the team is sponsored by his school, USN, and so nearly all Jude’s teammates are his pals and classmates, which is … Continue reading

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New Baseball Poems

 Ah hope springs eternal.  I’m feeling the season, so here are a couple new ones, which also infuse some nostalgia for my old hometown of Chicago….enjoy!   Also up at http://baseballbard.com/baseball-poetry-archives-link?authorid=46 Pitchers and Catchers (3/2013) Pitchers and catchers reported today, Mending … Continue reading

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The Knuckleball

The Knuckleball – First Place Poem at Baseball Bard.com (8/2012) I wrote several others in the summer of 2012, all up at http://www.baseballbard.com/baseball-poetry-archives-link?authorid=46

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