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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Baseball and Classicism

File:Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - Orphée.jpg

Every day I peruse the box scores for hours
Sometimes I wonder why I do it
Since I am not going to take a test on it
And no one is going to give me money

The pleasure’s something like that of codes
Of deciphering an ancient alphabet say
So as brightly to picturize Eurydice
In the Elysian Fields on her perfect day

The day she went 5 for 5 against Vic Raschi

Orphée ramenant Eurydice des enfers: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1861 (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

Vic Raschi: 1951 Bowman baseball card


Nora said...

I love this.

TC said...

Thanks Nora.

Somewhat interestingly--and happily--Vic Raschi liked it too, according to one of his liquor store customers, who kindly penned a note to me on the subject, many years ago, back when Eurydice was a mere girl.