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August 30, 2020

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Scotch is the preferred drink of the cultivated, seasoned observer of literature and baseball. A good choice to go even further back than baseball, to the highlands, to discus and shot put and bag pipes. This poem memorializes names I for one did not know. Thank you for giving the Boys of Early Spring their names and metaphors. Thank you for the companionship of the game when watching it alone.

Another wonderful poem by a wonderful poet! Hooray!

This is just wonderful and made me smile, which not very many things can do these days.

Bob's poems have that admirable quality.

I've been trying to convert him to Irish, but without success.

I will add a hip-hip to your hooray.

A good reminder, an old habit scotch for a Ceylonese..but tastes and liberties can change, one poem and drink at a time. Henceforth, Irish whiskey to accompany the ball game.

Thank you for posting this wonderful poem which made me remember Cookie Lavagetto, (another great baseball name!) who who the first manager of the Minnesota Twins when I was a kid.


Thanks, Chris. I knew you'd like it.

Outstanding. Thank you for the "boys of early spring."

Much as I love both Irish and Scotch, I do nevertheless have to put in a good word for gin with a few drops of dry vermouth. And now that beer is verboten for me (celiac), I feel that a Tom Collins is a good choice for watching the millionaires play ball.


That sounds good, too.

I stopped watching baseball (except for some world series games) when the bums left brooklyn, thanks for bringing those days to life Bob...

I'm not much of a base ball fan, but I'm very much a Hershon poetry fan. He makes it all come alive. Poetry is indeed a universal language.

Thank you for this wonderful poem.
The players' names alone are enough to make me love it. The poem captures with love a sad summer without crowds at baseball games but the
sip of scotch is a great ending. I'm going to get one right now.

I'm glad you like the poem, Karen.

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