Fauxetry In Motion

“To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” ~ Isaac Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion

Friday, I wrote about poetry, and the poetry of a perfect play in baseball … a motion that is beautiful and effortless and just-so.

But, for every bit of perfect poetry, there must be an equal and opposite reaction.

Mustn’t there?

Fauxetry.

And so, to even things up this week, there was this.

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Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies. Saturday, June 21, 2014

Of course, players somewhere will try to straddle the line between poetry and fauxetry.

If you put your team in throwback 1970s-era Houston Astros jerseys, don’t be surprised when this happens.

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Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays. Saturday, June 21, 2014

Poetry? Fauxetry?

You decide.

No, wait. I’ll decide. My blog, my decision.

Houston Astros wearing hideous, yet strangely kind of cool 1970s jerseys grooving in the dugout?

Even AL batting leader Jose Altuve (.336) can’t not dance as he walks by.

The baseball “law of motion” is this:

If it makes you dance … Poetry.

6 thoughts on “Fauxetry In Motion

  1. Pingback: Sit Back. Watch Poetry. | Baseball, Yoga, Life … (and me)

  2. Baseball is a team sport, but I always felt wrestling and baseball show the individual talents of athletes. Each player must perform solo during the game up to bat, on the mound or on the mat. Yes, it is a dance. Choreographed by the coaches and the players. The “dance” gets the fans going and brings them onto the “dance floor” to join in.

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