Some 2017 Astros Imagery


Dye the face as orange as the jersey. Then, when the cap comes off, dye the reaching-high, dangling low hair as green as any buried plant stalk you’ve ever seen. Then allow that image to ramble around in the associative symbolic memory region of your brain for a little while. The imagery will hit home without further assistance, if it hasn’t landed already done so on its own.

Yulie Gurriel looks like an ordinary mature MLB player until his cap flies off. Then – dramatically – he instantly becomes …..”


Baseball’s 2017 Sad Lexicon
These are the saddest of possible words:
“Correa to Altuve to Gurriel.”
Trio of Latin bubs, and fleeter than Flamingos,
Carlos and Jose and Yulie.
Ruthlessly pulling out facial hair stubble;
Making a Ranger hit into a double
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
“Puerto Rico to Venezuela to Cuba!”


Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

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