March 23, 2011

The Outfielder is a Poet: Chicago Cubs outfielder Fernando Perez has published his poems in Poetry and The Southern Review. He studied creative writing at Columbia, just like James Franco. He is into Robert Creeley. He has a Twitter feed. His career batting average is .234 but he's hitting only .161 in the Cactus League and might not make the big league club. Spring Training is the cruelest month (via MetaFilter).

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:06 AM - 3 comments

The first thing I though of was this effort by another sportsman.

The only book of poetry where the title also served as the review.

posted by owlhouse at 11:29 PM on March 23

Good to have a line driver in a place that has had so many "words fail me" moments.

posted by beaverboard at 01:55 AM on March 24

The Poet in the Outfield, sounds like a Disney movie to me

posted by Demophon at 12:30 PM on March 25

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