The Red Schoendienst

rs

so much depends
upon

a red schoen
dienst

brushed with spring
shadows

against a green
wall




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Patrick Dubuque writes for NotGraphs and The Hardball Times, and he served as former Bill Spaceman Lee Visiting Professor for Baseball Exploration at Pitchers & Poets. Follow him on Twitter @euqubud.

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  1. Being... and becoming. says:

    In this commenter’s opinion, Mr. Dubuque is quite correct not to sacrifice objective clarity in order to personalize the image for the reader. The poet presents the Schoendienst, but we are left to ourselves to divine the motives of the object. The Schoendienst is; and thus, are we.

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  2. Buford Greenstein says:

    I still have a 52 Topps Schoendienst. Legendary HOF for how many don’t realize that he is a HOF’er.

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    • Detroit Michael says:

      Not to denigrate Schoendienst or his fans, but that last statement seems like an oxymoron. Can someone really be called a “legendary Hall of Famer” when many baseball fans don’t realize that he is a Hall of Famer? Doesn’t the word “legendary” imply widespread memory of who he was?

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  3. Dr. Doom says:

    Best post ever.

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  4. dp says:

    Rapturous applause, followed by retweeting and rueful scratching of the chin.

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