Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Ball Park Creed

by Russell Streur

I believe in Cobb
The batter almighty
Demon of furious grace.
I believe
     in Fenway Park
     extra innings
     & the Homestead Grays.
I believe
     in the high fly ball
     the called third strike
     the double off the wall
     the sacrifice bunt
     & the suicide squeeze.
I believe
     in Alibi Ike
     the vines of Wrigley
     the Mudville Nine
     & the fields of Elysia
          where the runner scores for keeps.
I believe
     in the hanging curve
     the peg to first
     the hit and run
     Bambino's Curse
     the swing and miss
     the stolen base
     the play at the plate
     & the diamond everlasting:
I don't care if I never get back. 

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