Friday, May 22, 2009

Baseball + Poetry = Bardball!

As baseball great Yogi Berra once said, "It's like deja vu all over again!" Last Friday, I posted my original father-son-baseball poem A Perfect Game. This Friday, I'm pointing you to it again, but in a totally different place. Where, you ask?

On Bardball!

Bardball's sub-heading is "Reviving the Art of Baseball Doggerel" and as a lover of the game and the poetry around it, I was instantly a fan. Go on over and poke around for awhile. Find poems about your favorite team or maybe even a favorite player. Or go on over and leave the exact same comments on my poem there that you left me here! The idea is to have some fun and check it out. Just be sure to grab your popcorn, peanuts, and cracker jacks....

Then don't forget to check out the Poetry Friday roundup, hosted over at Susan Taylor Brown's blog. You'll find original poetry and so much more from around the Kidlitosphere. Good times, indeed.

4 comments:

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Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said...

Thanks, Greg! Here's another website of baseball poetry that you might also enjoy!

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/poems.shtml

Mary Lee said...

Wow! Poem of the day, first up to bat and a home run!

That's a cool site. I like how they organize the poems by baseball league. Probably an obvious thing to do, but to an outsider like me it seems very creative!

Gregory K. said...

I agree, Mary Lee - I love the divisions/teams layout. Besides being fun, it also could inspire fans of some teams to start writing to help their team move up in the standings. Of course, if the Yankees throw money around to put a poet or two on staff, no one will catch them :-)

And thanks for that link, Charles! Good stuff there, too!