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October 06, 2016


Terrific piece. It is easy (and predictable) for critics to fault the manager for not using his best reliever in an extra inning game. And maybe Buck, a very good manager, erred. I tend to disregard the day-after dispatches in print, on line, or on TV. They exaggerate -- they turn the reality of the game into received wisdom in no time flat.
Nice lines from McGrath. Poor Mitch Williams. -- DL

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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