There doesn’t seem to be a title to this one — it is listed merely as “Haiku 5.” All the same, I found this haiku very relatable, even in its brevity. I’m sure most kids who grow up playing ball have this experience at some point in their lives.
an old baseball
soars across blue sky–
That must’ve been a loooooong winter.
Good fielding and pitching, without hitting, or vice versa, is like Ben Franklin’s half a pair of scissors — ineffectual.
On March 14, 1961, former Yankees president George Weiss agreed to become the first president of the expansion New York Mets. It is believed that the Mets offered Weiss a five-year deal at $100,000 annually, more than he ever earned during his 14 seasons with the Yankees.
I never really could understand the idea of becoming “one with the bat.” Wouldn’t that hurt?
I don’t think it comes as a surprise that baseball involves the least amount of running of any of these. I am a bit surprised that a tennis match requires more running than a basketball game. It looks like the original data came from Runner’s World, though I suppose it would be unfair to include the distance of a marathon in this chart.
If T. S. Eliot had stayed in St Louis, he would never have held that April was the cruelest month. Well, unless he was a Browns fan.
~Markham Shaw Pyle
Whether you are trick-or-treating, giving out candy, visiting haunted houses, going to a party, or just kicking back, please be safe! Also, this picture makes me want a cookie.
In anticipation of the All-Star Game being played tonight, here’s a look at the scorecard from the very first All-Star Game played in 1933. The American League won, 4-2, in Chicago.
Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.