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The baseball mix
by Steve Joos

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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This is a list poem of sorts, basically a medley of old baseball announcers' trademark home run calls, with a few calls on other plays (strikeouts, double plays, the end of the game,etc.) added. This is especially poignant as it is being posted shortly after the passing of Detroit Tigers' broadcaster Ernie Harwell and it was partly inspired by memories of Cincinnati Reds announcer Joe Nuxhall. Part of the mix includes Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Jack Brickhouse, John Sterling, Michael Kay, Harry Callas, Mel Allen and oh heck, some of the best announcers in the history of the game.

Wherever you are, good afternoon,

it's a beautiful day for baseball.

Here's the first pitch.


There she goes, way back,

It might be, it could be,

Get up baby! Get up baby!


That ball is pretty well hit, deep to left,

Back, back,

Hey! Hey!

Holy mackarel,

No doubt about it.

It is a home run.

Holee cow.


There's a long drive, It looks like, I believe

It is high, it is far and it is--GONE!

See ya!

How about that?


Well Commander, the pitcher winds and fires,

There she goes, way back, it might be, it could be

You can put it on the board--YES!

That's a goner!

Holee cow.


Open the window Aunt Minnie, here it comes,

It's outta here!

A long drive back to the fence

Get up, get out--GONE

That ball is Loonnng Gonne.


Ground ball to short,

to second for one, over to first

and it's s two-for-one for the Tigurs.

There's the old dipsey doodle,

He took a cut and took a seat.


And this ball game is all over,

This one belongs to

That's a winner!

We had them all the way.


Hope you enjoyed the game if not the outcome.

Thanks for listening,

So long everybody.

This is the old left-hander rounding third

and heading for home.





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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/12/2010
I am not a fan of baseball but you made it interesting, Steve. Love and peace,

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