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April 15, 2005

welcoming the DC Nats

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 3:37 pm

Despite your Editor’s skepticism about giant urban revitalization projects,   at bat neg

such as major league sports stadiums (see local schmocal), I can’t help but

be excited that my former hometown, Washington, D.C., now has a new

baseball team — which won the franchise’s first home game last night (see

Nationals grab glory on DC debut,” bbc.com; “Powerbrokers see more

than a game: opener mixes business, pleasure ,” WashPost, April 15, 2005).

I had just graduated from Georgetown U. when the last DC team fled for

Texas.

 

I’ve enlisted two basebase-loving haijin, Ed Markowski

and Tom Painting to help celebrate the occasion:

 

 




distant thunder

the home run hitter

drops a bunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






lightning…

i lose jeter’s pop-up

in a blaze of static

 

 

 

 

 

 









rainy night

a hole in the radio

where a ballgame should be

 

 

 


 


at bat flip neg  Ed Markwoski

distant thunder” & “lightning…” – from games (pawEprint 78, Nov. 2004)

“spring rain” –  Haiku Sun  (Issue X, Jan. 2004) 

 

 










moths circle

the stadium lights

seventh inning stretch

 

 

 

 







all day rain

on the playing field

a stray dog

 

 

 

 

 

 


the toddler

runs to third base

first

 

 




“moths circle” from A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices

“the toddler” & “all day rain” – from the haiku chapbook piano practice      

 

 







baseballG   by dagosan 

 




squinting to see him —

another generation

sent to right field

 

                              [April 15, 2005]

 

 

p.s.  Thanks to Paul David Mena, who contributed the following

haiku to this baseball lineup, as a Comment:

 

 






April chill —

Wakefield’s knuckleball

unhittable

 


bonus (April 17, 2005):


 




extra innings

a runner’s shadow

down the third base line

 

                               John Stevenson from Quiet Enough

 

 

12 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting the baseball haiku!

    April chill —
    Wakefield’s knuckleball
    unhittable

    Comment by Paul David Mena — April 15, 2005 @ 4:28 pm

  2. Thanks for posting the baseball haiku!

    April chill —
    Wakefield’s knuckleball
    unhittable

    Comment by Paul David Mena — April 15, 2005 @ 4:28 pm

  3. I’m glad you like them, Paul.  You may have noticed that I moved your knuckleball haiku to the main page, to make sure it gets enjoyed by other visitors.
    Maybe Ed can help us turn this into one of his graphku.
    Here’s my try:
     
    April chill —
    Wakefield’s
                   k n u c                                  h  i  tta      le
                              kle                       un              b
                                    b    a     l     l     

    Comment by David Giacalone — April 17, 2005 @ 12:00 pm

  4. I’m glad you like them, Paul.  You may have noticed that I moved your knuckleball haiku to the main page, to make sure it gets enjoyed by other visitors.
    Maybe Ed can help us turn this into one of his graphku.
    Here’s my try:
     
    April chill —
    Wakefield’s
                   k n u c                                  h  i  tta      le
                              kle                       un              b
                                    b    a     l     l     

    Comment by David Giacalone — April 17, 2005 @ 12:00 pm

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  7. The text was good, but i stil cant find the play ipdates. looking for it dude.

    Comment by Joe Fuentes — July 22, 2005 @ 9:59 pm

  8. The text was good, but i stil cant find the play ipdates. looking for it dude.

    Comment by Joe Fuentes — July 22, 2005 @ 9:59 pm

  9. A heap of wheat, says the Song of Songs
    but I’ve never seen wheat in a pile :)
    did you like it?

    Comment by Peter Jackson — July 23, 2005 @ 5:10 pm

  10. A heap of wheat, says the Song of Songs
    but I’ve never seen wheat in a pile :)
    did you like it?

    Comment by Peter Jackson — July 23, 2005 @ 5:10 pm

  11. Nice one, but what about der weg ? anywya, congrats from me.

    Comment by Richard Davis — July 24, 2005 @ 6:31 pm

  12. Nice one, but what about der weg ? anywya, congrats from me.

    Comment by Richard Davis — July 24, 2005 @ 6:31 pm

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