Category Archives: MLB

Ballad to the Atlanta Braves

I’m still having a terrible case of writer’s block, so I thought I’d share another sports poem that I wrote 20 years ago for my Creative Writing class at Indiana University South Bend. The assignment was to write a 10-stanza ballad, but I misunderstood and wrote 20, including footnotes for my professor since she was …

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Athletes take stand against stupid questions

In a news release that shocked the world today, athletes announced they no longer will interact with the media. “Enough is enough!” Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo exclaimed in outrage to his teammates, who, as usual, weren’t listening to him. “We can’t take it anymore! They totally ruin EVERYTHING for us!” Weary of answering stupid …

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Perfection

Perfect marriages don’t exist. Sure, you might have been to a near-perfect wedding or two, but that only lasts a day. A marriage is for life. None comes without its problems, and rarely is it ever easy. You simply have to love each other, really love each other, and make it work. The effort is …

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Quality

Quality. Retail customers automatically expect it in exchange for their money, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to get it. Sometimes, the item they pay for turns out to be a piece of junk. Others, it seems, they’ve lucked upon a hidden gem. Like the fans who got more than they bargained for in …

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Statistics don’t always tell the story

Are you f*cking kidding me?! Those were the first words out of my mouth (sans the asterisk) as soon as I walked in the front door last night. I had gotten home from work just in time to see St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina reach second safely on a throwing error committed by Boston …

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Heroes

Be strong. Simple words. Meaningful. Powerful. The human spirit is remarkable. It’s the one true thing that no one ever can take from us. It’s where our resolve comes from when we think we can’t go one more step, when we feel like we have nothing left to give, when we simply want to give …

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Blue and white

I never really noticed the trend. Random thoughts creep in and out of my head like a revolving door, and then – POOF! – there it was, proof that, indeed, there sometimes is a method to my madness: The teams I despise above all others share the same colors. Blue and white. There’s just something …

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The wonder of baseball

I used to hate baseball. I mean, really, who wanted to watch a game with nine guys standing around spitting the shells from sunflower seeds while constantly adjusting their cups for more than three hours? Meanwhile, another fiddled around with his batting gloves, kicked up a bunch of dirt trying to find the perfect stance …

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