SEEN FROM THE THIRD BASE BLEACHERS

Two young boys caps askew, discussing the finer points of the designated hitter, a wad of Fleer’s between their cheeks, a bat over the shoulder of one, glove in tow. A cleanly stitched Spaulding tightly gripped and the other astride his bike, Mickey Mantle in his spokes. Not a common scene today, a refreshing look; a throw back.

A clear spring evening
memories of youth invade
in mental cascade

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik

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16 thoughts on “SEEN FROM THE THIRD BASE BLEACHERS

  1. Walt, you had me at ‘baseball’ – no game like it. I was tempted to write about the game I love most; glad to came out of the pen for me on this one! You have painted a Rockwell here with your words! (Okay, now I need to grab my scorebook and head to a game. See what you’ve done!)

  2. A Mantle card?!? OMG, I hope not his rookie card! (At least it wasn’t Killebrew, or he and I would’ve come to blows!) I hung out with them, I’m certain. But only a catcher wore his cap backwards in my days of playing. Great fun with few words, in perfect Haibun form. Great job, Walt!

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