even a little while is forever

11 May

manabush swoops into menominee’s valley
and like all previous springs,
miller park’s box seats
become porcupine needles
of no apparent clone.
carlos gomez is a spasm
and flirting .400 is more than a number.
it’s a jamboree of beer can pyramids
stacked in talisman fraternity
with mirth and merry
treating murphy’s law
to some after hours of
impossible dreams do come true,
in may anyway.


7 Responses to “even a little while is forever”

  1. michael kramer May 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Memories of old County Stadium, $5.00 bleacher seats, the brog (smoke from the unified grilling of the king of sausages in a pregam tailgate bonanza), college kids hopping the wall and hoping to make it to home plate before getting a forearm shiver from the security detail … Damn good memories. I better be careful, I may start to back the crew again.

    • Steve May 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

      here’s to your hawk memory happening again soon!
      good thing the brewers senior circuit now.
      makes surviving on pale hose and brew digestible.
      i wish the sox woulda been the chosen interleague rival to brewers instead of the twinkies.

  2. kvennarad May 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Ah, we’re back in that wonderful esoterica where I understand nothing. Comfort zone! 🙂

    • Steve May 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      sorry about that M. here’s the cliff note.
      .400 is a batting average (hits divided by at bats)
      rarely is it maintained over an entire season.
      carlos gomez plays for the brewers.
      he is off to a great start this year batting .380 after a mere 40 games.
      murphy’s law waits in the shadows.

      the brewers also known as the brew crew play their home games at miller park which is situated in the menominee valley,
      the same location where the old stadium called county stadium was located. what makes Gomez so exciting is that he was written off many times as an over hyped prospect. he is probably the most high strung and merry man on the planet.

      or maybe your confusion is from michael and me bar railing baseball chatter. if that’s the case, then
      pale hose is code for the white sox-team from chicago.
      they are in the american league.
      the brewers-team from milwaukee used to be in the american league, but they switched to the national league in the 1990’s.

      the teams in both leagues used to never play against each other except during the end of the season championship.
      then interleague play was established and
      the powers that be contrived a rivalry between teams from different leagues. it is loosely based on geography.
      the white sox are only 90 miles from the brewers but the twins-team from minnesota also known as the twinkies became the brewer’s rival.

      a tailgate is a barbecue is a tailgate. hope to see you there!!
      and now if you’ll excuse me i’m gonna try and condense this long dizzy explanation into a haiku.

  3. kvennarad May 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Tailgate was the one thing I understood. As organised by they who attend the game but never see it.. An interesting sub-culture.

    Thank you for adding (what I shall now call) the pale rider.

    • Steve May 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

      often times a tailgate begins hours before the game, pauses during the game when fans enter stadiums to be fans and then begins again after the game.
      the coals having turned to embers, but always ready to facilitate more fire

      • kvennarad May 12, 2013 at 4:35 am #

        One can never have too much fire.

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