3 poems from the sports section
A batch of newspaper blackouts about time, idleness, and baseball
For years, my favorite section of the New York Times for making newspaper blackouts has been the Sports section. (Ironic, considering they recently disbanded their sports department.) This isn’t because I’m a huge fan of sports, but because you find good nouns and verbs there: I like the way coaches and athletes talk in plain language — and sometimes clichés! — and how they speak a lot about “seasons,” etc.
I recently got a decent batch of blackouts out of one page of the sports section and instead of throwing them up on social media, I thought it’d be fun to pair them with some good quotes from my commonplace book and send them straight to you…
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