Sunday, April 12, 2009

Striking Out

Porter was a mean somabitch, made Cobb look like a choir boy. Put two in the hospital, one ‘bout died. Prison and 12 Steps, maybe got religion. Commissioner said one last chance.

Vegas had a line on how long he’d last. Late August, he’s flirting with .400. It’s baseball, the world of redemption and miracles.

Blazing, sweaty mid-west game. He was one for three and up in the eighth. Swung early at first and low at the next. Ump calls the third and was attacked by a flailing bat. Benches froze. Cops wrestled Porter off the field, for the last time.

1 comment:

  1. This is really good, Jim. It reminds me of the 6 word story Hemingway wrote.

    Really, really good.

    "made Cobb look like a choir boy."
    "maybe got religion"
    "Vegas had a line on how long he'd last."