New Poem: Flag At Half-Mast

At my baseball poetry outpost, The Hardball Times, I just published a new concrete poem dedicated to Marvin Miller, legendary MLB Players Association leader who passed away on Tuesday, 11/27/2012, at age 95. The poem is called “Flag At Half-Mast”. Please click through to read it if you have a moment. Thank you. -Ed

New Poem: The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is famous for (among other things) its three intersecting rivers and the vibrant yellow bridges that cut across them. I lived for five years in that strange little sliver of West Virginia that rests against the Pennsylvania border, and my family frequently trekked to Pittsburgh by way of the Fort Pitt Tunnel:

Announcement: My Poetry Debut at The Hardball Times

Today I made my debut writing baseball-related poetry for a popular sabermetric website, The Hardball Times. My poems will appear on their THT Live section as I write them. Poems are cross-posted to Fangraphs and, if they involve specific players, linked to Fangraphs’ player cards as well. As many of you know, I am a

New Poem: Hamilton v. Baltimore

Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers tied a major league record by hitting four home runs in one game on Tuesday night, statistically one of the rarest feats in baseball. It happens about once per decade, on average.

Painful to think that this guy nearly forfeited his entire career to drug addiction, and that even