- NotGraphs Baseball - http://www.fangraphs.com/not -

Villanelle: Nick Punto, One Time, Tried to Break His Bat

Posted By David G. Temple On January 8, 2013 @ 3:30 pm In Poem | 5 Comments

puntobatbreak

In abiding with NotGraphs’ Villanelle Week:

Nick Punto, one time, tried to break his bat
A feat so large, and yet a man so small
Why would he even try to attempt that?

And during the World’s Series, too, at that
The culprit seems to barely bend at all
Nick Punto, one time, tried to break his bat

Some put-out rage, a wooden tit-for-tat
In failure, something needs to takes the fall
Why would he even try to attempt that?

If scrappiness was actually a stat
Number 8 would, in fact, lead them all
Nick Punto, one time, tried to break his bat

Perhaps it’s better just to utter “drat”
Less painful this, if slightly more banal
Why would he even try to attempt that?

A bruise is formed, a thigh is rendered flat
Bo Jackson’s snickers echo off the wall
Nick Punto, one time, tried to break his bat
Why would he even try to attempt that?


Article printed from NotGraphs Baseball: http://www.fangraphs.com/not

URL to article: http://www.fangraphs.com/not/villanelle-nick-punto-one-time-tried-to-break-his-bat/

Copyright © 2011 NotGraphs Baseball. All rights reserved.