The Wonderful Who-Dat of Odds


The Wonderful Who-Dat of Odds

By Bill McCurdy (2016)

I could while away the hours
Conferrin’ with the powers,
Consulting with the brain;
And my head – I’d be a scratchin’
While my thoughts are – busy hatchin’
I would nevermore complain.


I’d unravel ev’ry riddle

Of “be strong up the middle”
And what there is to gain.
With the thoughts I’ll be thinkin’
I could be the “Baseball Lincoln”
If I only had a brain.


Oh, I, – could tell you why
The wall always finds the floor

Why the talk of losers always is a bore

When playin’ bad’s – the honest core.
I could think of things I’d never thunk before,
And then I’d stop – and think some more.


But I’m just – an empty kettle
Who should be on his mettle

And yet I’m torn apart
Just because – I’m presumin’
I could be a – baseball human
If I only had a heart.


I’d be tender – I’d be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding baseball art
I’d be friends – with Edward Barrow
Ev’ry moment he could spare, oh
Just to find my baseball heart.


Picture me – in agony
The umpire blew the call
I could let it go – and never say a thing.
But that would suck – from here to spring.


Gotta tell him – where he blew it

If he pipes up – he can screw it

I will change his middle name.

Have a heart – you sorry bastard

Your eyesight is – clearly plastered

And your game – ain’t got a heart.


Just to register emotion – jealousy – devotion

And really feel the part

I could stay – young and chipper

And I’d lock it – with a zipper

With each game – a drama gripper

Once I find my baseball heart.


With a brain and heart inside me

I would own the nerve to tide me

And I’d live my baseball part.

Like a lion – not a mow-iss

I would dine on steaks – from cow-iss

Metaphoring baseball art.


(and all the fans would then sing….)


Oh – We’re – Off to see the Who-DAT,

The Wonderful Who-Dat of Odds!

If ever a Wizard of Math – There Was

The Who-Dat of Odds is one Because ….


…. Because of the Probable Things He Does

The Who-Dat of Odds – is One – Because ….

Because, Because, Because, Because, BECAUSE ….

Because of the Wonderful Things He Does!

 Oh – We’re – Off – to See the Who-Dat



Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas




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