Saturday, October 08, 2005


For the Red Sox another baseball season has ended. Jimbo sends the following. (Thanks Jimbo.)

The late, great Ken Coleman always ended the final game of the season on radio with a poem written by former Commissioner (and Red Sox fan), A. Bartlett Giamatti.

--The Green Fields of the Mind--
It breaks your heart. It was designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then, just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.

I believe Joe Castiglione has carried on the tradition to this day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Brian,

I always loved this part of Bart Giamatti's "Green Fields of The Mind" as spoken by Ken Coleman. He is on the 2006 Frick Award Ballot for the baseball HOF. I you feel inclined to vote, here is the link.

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