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baseball poetry

In the Seinfeld episode, “The Boyfriend,” Jerry and his friend George Costanza encounter guest star and Mets player Keith Hernandez at their gym. GEORGE: look at this guy. Does he have to stretch in here? JERRY: You know who that is? That’s GEORGE: Keith Hernandez? The baseball player? JERRY: Yeah, that’s him. GEORGE: Are you […]

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I highly recommend Pocket as a way to hold onto links you come that you want to keep. Unlike bookmarks, Pocket keeps the entire page and makes it relative easy for you to find stuff you “pocketed.” I have keepers going back six years — more than 5,000 links — and I’ve decided it’s time […]

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Since I wasn’t on the What’s on Second Internet radio show this week, I had to get my “me” fix in somehow. My ode to [now former] Mets pitcher Ollie Perez was included in’s 2010’s Greatest Hits!, a collection of baseball poetry. So it’s Frost, Longfellow, Kaplan. End of story. That’s all you need. […]

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Ron Kaplan, hyphenate

July 13, 2010

Add “poet” to the resume.

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* Now this is poetry

May 1, 2009, a New England outfit, ran this piece on Ernest Lawrence Thayer, creator of the classic “Casey at the Bat,” which has spaened dozens of editions and collections of parodies. This one isn’t read very well, but the video is kind of cool.

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One of the more unusual sites I’ve come across is, which, according to co-creator James Finn Garner, is “dedicated to bringing back baseball doggerel, the quick and easy poetry that used to show up in beat writers’ baseball columns a century ago.” In a letter, Garner — author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories — […]

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"Casey at the Bat," revisited

December 27, 2008

A new twist on an old classic.

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* Q&A with Sarah Freligh

July 30, 2008

Sarah Freligh, a former sportswriter with the Philadelphia Inquirer recently published Sort of Gone, a collection of poems centering on the career of a veteran pitcher, both on and off the field. She took a few minutes to discuss her craft with the bookshelf in an e-mail Q&A: * * * Bookshelf: Why did you […]

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Review: Baseball Haiku

March 21, 2008

From JPBizDirect’s Blog, which considers “JapaneseTrends, Culture, and Business”: In the meantime, we’re in the throes of spring training. Unless you’re one of those hardcore fantasy baseball players (like Paul Rudd’s character in Knocked Up), in which case you’re studying everyone to determine who’ll make the cut on your personal team, there’s not much for […]

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