Sunday, April 4, 2010

Baseball Poems 3: Too High for Baseball

Too high for baseball
is what they said about Denver
(as for Dock Ellis, that's a different poem).

Mike Hampton would have agreed
as would have Pedro Astacio
(though notably not Jeff Cirillo).

The atmosphere is thin,
the gravity is lower
(and they only serve Coors at the park).

Some call it a travesty
as they watch games on turf
with 13-man bullpens
beneath retractable roofs.

Personally, I think people should play baseball
wherever there are people who want to play baseball
(though we're all still waiting for Holliday to touch the plate).

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