Baseball Poetry

Dave · March 7, 2006 at 1:39 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

One of the common shots leveled at statistical analysts of baseball is that they have no soul, no creativity, and that they’d rather stare at a sheet of numbers all day than enjoy the true beauty of baseball.

Keith Woolner gives that hypothesis the finger with a fantastic poem at Baseball Prospectus. It even gives Derek’s The Veteran a run for its money.


6 Responses to “Baseball Poetry”

  1. Evan on March 7th, 2006 1:43 pm

    Woolner’s poem really is excellent. I’ve already printed out a copy to leave on a colleague’s desk.

    Though, it makes me wonder when the HACKING MASS competition will open.

  2. bob montgomery on March 7th, 2006 3:36 pm

    I gotta pick David Brazael’s 2003 Royals preview article ( as the best baseball reinterpretation of The Raven, ever.

    But Woolner’s is nice, too.

  3. dickpole on March 7th, 2006 4:12 pm

    How bout those M’s?

  4. kenshin on March 7th, 2006 5:11 pm

    thanks bob! I had completely forgotten about the “Quoth the Pena ‘Little Ball'”

  5. msb on March 7th, 2006 6:03 pm

    Julio Franco, ancient, eldritch king of yore.


    me, I love Quiz, even if he wasn’t a stat guy

  6. J.L. on March 7th, 2006 7:28 pm

    You know, I have the sudden, inexplicable urge to lure Bill Bavasi into my wine cellar, and then seal him behind a brick wall.

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