brewers baseball and things

baseball and god

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of all the radio broadcasters,
over all the years,
ever since the first transmission way back when,
all of them,
nestled in booths,
owls perched on a branch
overlooking the diamond
describing all the action or non-action;
there must have been at least one
who compared a baseball game to a story
with all its up and downs,
twists and turns,
plots and characters,
but a game is sometimes dull,
so dull
that people fall asleep and
others complain and suggest ways to speed the damn game up,
to make it more interesting and what not
but a story can never be dull or
it’s not supposed to be.
the author struggles to make each sentence sizzle
or maybe they make sentences intentionally boring
as a set up for the ones that explode?
like dissonance and harmony dancing one after the other!
in that case a story can be like a baseball game,
but the author of the game can never be known.

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Author: Steve Myers

I grew up in Milwaukee and have been a Milwaukee Brewers baseball fan for as long as I can remember.

4 thoughts on “baseball and god

  1. The game can be a work in progress over the course of a season. Much like a novel is between the covers. You got me thinking today, Steve.

    Thanks,
    Ω

  2. What did Hitchcock say, that a movie was life with the boring bits edited out? Well, baseball isn’t a damn movie, it’s a novel, or maybe it’s just real life packed into nine innings.

    • I sometimes fall asleep while watching a game on tv, but I don’t think it’s because of boredom. I think baseball is just a highly effective over the counter sedative at times.

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