In a move sure to turn the Scarriet Baseball Poetry League world on its ear, the New England Frost announced today that it has signed Jesus Christ.
They got together in a room, Frost read Christ “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” and it just blew Him away. Christ has agreed to pitch for the New England Frost, currently in third place in the American League, behind the London Eliots and the Amherst Emily.
“Jesus really got along with Mr. Frost,” a spokesman for the New England ballclub said, “Christ isn’t asking for any money. He just wants to do this.”
Frost has always admired the Sermon on the Mount. Frost certainly has the conservative credentials to pull something like this off.
But, more to the point, will Christ help Frost’s ballclub?
Christ has a fastball clocked near 100, and He has a pretty good curve to go with it.
New England Frost fans were ecstatic.
One sampling from a young wag: “I always thought we were a good team, but now I’m sure we can win it all!”
Frost’s starting five is currently Louis Untermeyer (5-6), Carl Sandburg (6-4), E.A. Robinson (4-5), Anne Sexton (4-3) and Bobby Burns (6-2). Christ will probably step in for former ace Untermeyer, anthologist and Frost friend who has been less than sharp lately.
Francis Palgrave has recently joined the Frost, as has Omar Khayyam, Seigfried Sassoon, Maxine Kumin, Bernard de Voto, James Wright, and son Franz.
The New England Frost are certainly poised to make a run for the pennant this summer.
You can say that, again!
Meanwhile, over in the Scarriet National League, talks between the Philadelphia Poe and Socrates are said to be showing signs of progress towards a crucial deal, with the ancient philosopher (and starting pitcher) almost convinced that Poe is more scientist than rhapsode. Socrates has looked over Poe’s work and is said to like what he sees.
Meanwhile, the two hottest teams in Scarriet’s Baseball Poetry League are the London Eliots in the AL, and the NL’s Brooklyn Ashberys.
Amen! Play ball!