Saturday, March 24, 2007

Lets Play Ball!!!


The Rookie

Stepping into the box
But not on the plate,
The boy searches for a way
Back home.
A five-tool player waiting
to enter the Big Show
for more than a cup of joe.
Walking, running, stealing, hoping
For another’s mistake
to help him along the way.
Facing the green wall, then
into the eyes of old-timers
anxious to hold on to their glory.
Ducks on a pond
crouched like tigers
waiting for an opportunity to
come home.
Surrounded by men watching
His moves, his stance, his swing.
Feeling boxed in, he looks
for a way out.
In a park where thousands sit
and nine men play against one,
shines a diamond
to where his future may go.
Out of the bullpen and onto
The mound, a Fireman
faces the boy.
Arms cocked, bat
swaying
in the
air, changeup
or a slider?
a step and wood
connects with leather,
a crack deafening to
the masked men’s ears.
Watching the rookie’s future
sail over the Closer, the dirt, the bags,
But not the Monster.
Inside the park grand slam.
Bringing in his first steaks,
to The Show.
I felt it in order to post one of my baseball poems today with Opening Day around the corner. and thats Tiz pitching to his son in Ft Myers.

14 comments:

Kaylee said...

Great poem TEX.His son is so cute:)although Papi could teach him how to hold a bat:)

Kaylee said...

he looks like a ballplayer too:)

Matt said...

Hey Tex!!! Awesome post! To be honest, I didn't know you had poetry in you! Good stuff! I'll bet you sit out under a tree everyonce in a while!

Teddy and I are here in High Point at the collossal bore known as the International Home Furnishings Show. As you can tell, we're very busy.

Well, we just wanted to say hello, so: HELLOOOOOOOOO!!!

Tex said...

Hey Thoreauwannabe! actually I do sit out by the lake under a tree. Ive been writing poems since I was a kid. I have a few baseball poems...but mostly they're on deep subject matter.
thanks Kaylee and Matt for dropping in...Matt tell Tedy to get to work!

Kaylee said...

no problem TEX anytime.

Matt said...

Tex, I put Ted to work. I'm in the backseat writing this, and he's chauffering me home! I deserve it, as I handled every customer we had today!

I'd love to read your stuff, Tex. Do you ever post your "deep subject matter." You really should, so I could watch Ted's eyes go glassy and roll back in his head.

Tex said...

Matt
most likely you'll see it at some point. or if you just would like to read some of it...tell ted to send you my email address. Dont work Tedy so hard...he's so old and all ya know :)

Kaylee said...

Hey there are kids here Squirrel:)

Kaylee said...

I gave u another tek ass shot on SG:)

Ted D said...

Somebody told me once that age was just a number:

Sound familiar Tex?:)

Tex said...

Age IS just a number if you're a Woman Ted :)

Ted D said...

I got you Tex: Hope you have a good business trip.

Jere said...

Tex, are you going to any Sox games in Arlington in a few weeks? If so, please read this and let me know if you wanna help: http://letsgosox.blogspot.com/2007/03/call-to-arms-that-have-hands-that-hold.html

Thanks.

Ted D said...

Tex. Been thinking about your situation: everything going along OK?

When do you get home from the road trip?