To-do list

There’s more than clocks that must be cleaned in spring:
Some clocks were cleaned, but we don’t need them here.
There’s new faces to meet, all who will bring
Something different to their team for this year.

So say hello to Halladay. Don’t say
That Placido need be placid, though. Greet
Greenhorns around the leagues. Proudly call “hey”
To Justin Heyward and each star you meet.

Try your best to keep up with Garrett Jones.
Welcome back Marcum. Spring’s glories fade fast
So soak it all in before it all drones
Into no more than murmurs of the past.

Learn more of phenoms that you may have heard
Just briefly of. Say hi. Welcome a Byrd.


3 thoughts on “To-do list

  1. Hi Ember–

    I like the sonnet. May I filch it for Bardball?

    If you say yes, fill me in on who Marcum is, and where he’s playing.

  2. Yes, feel free to use it!

    Shaun Marcum pitches for the Blue Jays. After missing 2009 due to Tommy John surgery, he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Opening Day. (I’d never heard of him before looking through opening day news to find something to write about!)

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