The Sacrifice

A new poem, just in time for baseball season.  But, as with all writing about baseball, it’s about more than the sport.  Enjoy.  Doug The Sacrifice In baseball, it is a mighty thing, to lay the bat horizontal one hand gently on the barrel holding on gingerly with thumb and index finger loose but steady,Continue reading “The Sacrifice”

Hats

Here’s a little something from my previous book The Tenth Inning (2015), a collection of baseball-themed stories and poems.  But as any artist knows, when you write about a “thing” it’s the “thing” itself and the other “thing” behind it.  The platform or backdrop, so to speak.    Hope you enjoy the read, thanks.  Doug Hats WhiteContinue reading “Hats”

On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton

It’s been awhile since I wrote about baseball, but recently I was in Seattle with my son Jude, went to a Mariners game, and scaled Hurricane Ridge, drawing some connections, inspiring  “On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton.”   The  folks at Baseball Bard were kind enough to run it at the link that follows.  Enjoy! Continue reading “On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton”

Happy New Year and the New Book

Dear Friends and Family – Holiday Greetings, happy New Year, and best of 2015 to you all! Thought I’d send along a little holiday update that should’ve gone with a card or letter, but alas, will have to arrive electronically. As a fan of handwritten notes, postcards, and stories of other people’s vacations, I loveContinue reading “Happy New Year and the New Book”

Dressed in Blue

Here’s a baseball poem for the season! Dressed in Blue (Friday August 6, 2004) In the yellow car we rode All the way to China Basin, Passing through the shadow of the Mays “Daddy, see the sailboats, Underneath the bridge,” “What’s that behind your glasses? “Your eyes,” you said, smiling. “They are brown and beautiful”Continue reading “Dressed in Blue”