BARDBALL wants to resurrect the connection between baseball and poetry, between the love of the game and love of language.
A century ago, most baseball columnists regularly published poems in the paper about the players, the personalities, the action and the game itself. “Casey at the Bat” might not be Shakespeare, but if Shakespeare were alive today, we bet he’d be looking for rhymes for “Yelich”, “Markakis” and “Moncado”.
For Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams (11/1/1814-1/3/1899)Bardball.com (by the Village Elliott)
“Doc Adams, with newly claimed fame,
Now “The Man” whom historians name –
Not Doubleday, not Wright,
Or Doc’s teammate, Cartwright –
As “The True Godfather of Our Game.”