Mention Louisville and they all know
Louisville Slugger and batting averages
and statistics going back decades.
They know what the teams were called
before their current names. They can
quote what team, what year, what batter.
Childhood stories of enchantment
of being taken to games still glow
with the shine of legend. Smiles
going round the circle. And only
I, who mentioned Louisville, am story-less,
my interests never including baseball
though I understand the lighted
field is the stuff of myth.
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Field of dreams does not include yours. This should be published in The Louisville Courier Journal, just not on the sports page. But what about the Derby.
Interesting, no one mentioned the Derby
What about bourbon and Ali?!! I once lived in deer park neighborhood and down the alley this guy opened his garage all the time and had a cooler of beer and I would walk down and talk to the guys and learn about the Louisville I didn’t know—looked forward to the stories too
Kim, this was in Florida and all they wanted to talk about was baseball, none had a Kentucky connection