Poetry has existed since man has recorded their activities. Poetry and Baseball have hooked up since Abner Doubleday got this invention thing right. Let’s examine some of my personal baseball poetry and then I will share a link for an extensive list of poems related to baseball.
Being a Cardinals fan I suppose it is only fitting that a few of my favorite poems were written by the last Jack Buck. This one sums up my feeling about baseball very succinctly. It is called 365.
|When someone asks you your favorite sport|
And you answer Baseball in a blink
There are certain qualities you must possess
And you’re more attached than you think.
In the frozen grip of winter
I’m sure you’ll agree with me
Not a day goes by without someone
Talking baseball to some degree.
The calendar flips on New Year’s Day
The Super Bowl comes and it goes
Get the other sports out of the way
The green grass and the fever grows.
It’s time to pack a bag and take a trip
To Arizona or the Sunshine State
Perhaps you can’t go, but there’s the radio
So you listen-you root-you wait.
They start the campaign, pomp and pageantry reign
You claim the pennant on Opening Day
From April till fall
From the first time you played
|365 by Jack Buck|
… and who can forget Jack Buck being the voice of calmness after the Tragedy of September 11th with this rendition….
|Since this nation was founded under|
God, more than 200 years ago,
We’ve been the bastion of
The light which keeps the free world
We do not covet the possessions of
We have rushed to help other
War is just not our nature…we
If we are involved we shall be
We’ve been challenged by a
With one voice we say there’s no
Everyone is saying the same thing
As our fathers did before, we shall
As our children will enjoy the
|We Shall Overcome by Jack Buck|
There are tons of baseball poems. Why not take some time today and look them over. I would almost guarantee a smile will come over you face as you read some of them. Here is a good list to use.
Enjoy the day and why not hook up with MLB for some radio listening of Spring Training.
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