Vegan baseball

I’m the first to admit that I am far from vegan in terms of lifestyle or diet — cheeseburgers and ice cream are each their own food groups, in my book.  But I will say that I’ve become more conscious in the last year or so about the negative affects of consuming animal products, both on individual health and on the environment.  I love my leather glove, but this comic did make me stop and think for a minute.

Vegan at World Series

Bizarro


CC

I think my dad would identify with this.  My dad’s initials are “DDS,” and growing up, I recall we would occasionally get the random phone call from folks thinking they were calling a dentist’s office.

CC Sabathia comic

Brevity Comic


“Cubs in Five,” The Mountain Goats

The Chicago Cubs went so long between World Series championships that, even after finally winning one, the pop culture references to their dry spell continue to haunt.  This song is an example of just that.  You know you’ve had a rough time of things when the likelihood of your winning again gets compared to the likelihood of the Canterbury Tales becoming a bestseller.


Mustard

This one makes me wish I was at the ballpark with a hot dog and beer in hand.

baseball comic hot dog

Steve Moore


Quote of the day

I’ve fallen in love with baseball.

~Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas baseball

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“Baseball,” by Whit Howland

I came across this piece last night, and I love the sensory details it provides, even in such a concise poem.  The author is right — sometimes all it takes are a few words to have an impact.

*

even for
the non aficionado

when you say
such trite things as

step up to the plate

knock it out of the park

they can still feel
the solid oak of the bat

smell the oiled
leather of the glove

and hear the crack

as the ball soars
higher into the sky

past the cheap seats
and beyond

and I wonder

how could I
have dismissed

these words
and turns of phrases

so raw
golden
sweet and bardic


“Batter Up,” by Brand New

Here’s a song that isn’t really about baseball, though it has some baseball allusions in it.  I see this as a song about taking chances, though I have found some other interpretations about it, too.  The tune is rather melancholy, but I also find it quite calming.