Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big Six and Iron Man

Apple ere bay, polo ere candle.
Giants walked the earth in Gotham
and visited towns like
Providence and Louisville.

They took in a waif
they could not kill.
Big Six and Iron Man
would win their share.
But baseball's most enduring
boner and muff
left fans tittering in lesser cities.

Babe turned Sultan.
Little Napoleon drove the upstarts
across the Harlem
but early victories
could not be sustained:
Lou beat Irish
Joe beat Carl
Mickey beat Willie
(though Carl beat Goose
and Willie beat Bob).

When playmates went west
they tagged along.
Coogan's Bluff saw its last miracle,
lights go down on the city.

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