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Squeeze Play: For Joe & Norma Jean


Hailing a Cab

The Mumbler Speaks of
Pigeon Wars

Squeeze Play: For Joe and
Norma Jean

A Local Virgo Makes the Paper

Safe from the Elements

St. Valentine's Day: When you Care Enough to Send the Very Best

Completely Well: For B.B. King and Wallace Stevens

April Dancing: For Dietrich

The Left Hand of God

Passing Thru for Ti Jean

The Rosary of Dachau

While mortals walked
the "Yankee Clipper" danced
in game saving catches
and record breaking streaks
moved by the gift of a "grace
under pressure" possessed
of a class that was its own
and only comparison

He played in pain
without complaining
to him it was something more
than just a game
these red roses
in a bronze vase

perfectly placed
on the line of her grave
laid down like the heart's
sweet sacrifice squeeze
of a slugger bunting
to bring the runner home
day after day

that even in failing
is still a most beautiful play 


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