Franklin Pierce Adams

Chicago, Illinois
Franklin Pierce Adams
Chicago, Illinois
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A Ballad Of Baseball Burdens

Rating: 2.7
The burden of hard hitting. Slug away
Like Honus Wagner or like Tyrus Cobb.
Else fandom shouteth: "Who said you could play?
Back to the jasper league, you minor slob!"
Swat, hit, connect, line out, goet on the job.
Else you shall feel the brunt of fandom's ire
Biff, bang it, clout it, hit it on the knob -
This is the end of every fan's desire.

The burden of good pitching. Curved or straight.
Or in or out, or haply up or down,
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COMMENTS
Kim Barney 03 April 2019
Hmmmmm... almost two years after my last comment, it looks as if I am still the only baseball fan on this website, but I know Wes Vogler likes baseball!
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Kim Barney 19 May 2017
A great baseball poem. I must be the only baseball fan on this website, to not have anyone commented on this poem before.
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