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Some walked, others biked As we gathered at the park There was Jimmy, Peewee Ricky, Billy and Mark Neighborhood boys From blocks around, they'd descend For the Sandlot World Series It was friend against friend There were seven to a side The bat was tossed to Bob It was fist top of fist 'til a thumb crossed the knob Back and forth went the score Our pride made us care The other team would storm back And the tempers would flare I was Mickey Mantle Stuck out in right field With a gun for an arm Two bare feet for wheels In inning number seven And getting quite late The tying run once again Strode across the plate After Tommy struck out It was our turn to bat We were cheering and yelling Shaking our rally hats Peewee lined a single He was always big trouble Then Steve, my brother Lucked out with a double It was second and third With nobody out When I stepped to the plate Jimmy's mom gave a shout Then I heard my dad Holler,"Time to eat" The game ended in a tie As none wanted to get beat. In nineteen sixty six On a hot August day There were fourteen friends Who gathered to play Not the first nor the last That ended a little teary As supper time brought a tie To the Sandlot World Series Feb 15 2017 by Daniel Turner

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Date: 3/2/2017 5:25:00 PM
Wonderfully clever, Daniel!! :) Big Hugggs and Congratulations!! Deb
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Date: 3/2/2017 4:57:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, Kai
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Date: 3/1/2017 8:45:00 PM
Well done Daniel..brought me back to those days of endless time and an endless game....
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Date: 3/1/2017 4:05:00 PM
Dang, those kids look skinny in that picture. Daniel, great write. : ) We too had a PeeWee, Jimmy and Mark.... Plus Karl, Ronnie, Mac, Ten-Ton Tony, Darryl and me. PeeWee's real name was Sheldon Melton. Ouch.
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Date: 3/1/2017 4:59:00 PM
Our PeeWee's real name was Don Harwood:) Hard times made for skinny kids, plus we were very active. We did not have any overweight kids in our neighborhood. Thank you for friendly visits, Doug:)
Date: 3/1/2017 3:25:00 PM
Oh Daniel, I love this... The game itself doesn't mean a thing to me, but your poem about friendship sure does :) Congratulations.
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Date: 3/1/2017 4:56:00 PM
My childhood friends were the best part of growing up. Thank you, Darren:)
Date: 3/1/2017 1:39:00 PM
touching and the best way to end the series, Congrats on yor wim
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Date: 3/1/2017 4:55:00 PM
Thank you, Dave:)
Date: 3/1/2017 12:30:00 PM
nice poem capturing the game I truly love, congratulations on your win
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Date: 3/1/2017 4:55:00 PM
Thank you, Frederic:)
Date: 3/1/2017 9:21:00 AM
Really great write Danny, really brought back memories for me, although it was street hockey in the summer for me, I'm Canadian eh! Congrats on a great write and win!
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Date: 3/1/2017 10:51:00 AM
Thank you, John. I won't hold it against you. Lol
Date: 3/1/2017 6:43:00 AM
Love this! Congrats, Daniel!
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Date: 3/1/2017 10:50:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Kim:)
Date: 3/1/2017 5:32:00 AM
I feel like you probably would have been intentionally walked in that situation so I'm not sure what all the fuss is about :) I loved rich imagery and the nod to the history of the game intertwined with childhood memories. Congrats DT
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Date: 3/1/2017 9:51:00 AM
I don't know about your neighborhood but there were no free passes in our neighborhood. Lol Thank you, Phillip. I am honored by my placement in your contest. The sad part is, the Astros are not going to the world series this year either:(
Date: 2/16/2017 9:22:00 PM
Very endearing nostalgic write Daniel~used to play with the neighborhood kids in the suburb streets when little~Enjoyed!~Che :)
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Date: 3/1/2017 9:49:00 AM
Good for you, Mrs Cheryl:) I never had anything against girls playing ball. Thank you for the friendly visit:)
Date: 2/16/2017 4:49:00 PM
Fabulous story Danny. I'm sure it brought joy to your heart to write about your childhood memory. A beauty :)
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Date: 2/16/2017 6:47:00 PM
It was just a great time to be a kid:) Thank you, Kina.
Date: 2/16/2017 1:51:00 PM
you walked me through memory lane, daniel.. enjoyed the attention to details of a ball-scene... beautiful work from your pen!..huggs
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Date: 2/16/2017 6:47:00 PM
Thank you, nette:)
Date: 2/16/2017 1:31:00 PM
Ah, the good old days...all you needed was a ball...bat...mitt...and spit...great verse Daniel...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 2/16/2017 6:46:00 PM
Ah, you ain't hurt, rub some dirt on it. Let's play ball:) Thanks Wingman.
Date: 2/16/2017 1:18:00 PM
Nice write, Daniel, I love the step by step play very descriptive..a 7. Hugs Eve
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Date: 2/16/2017 6:45:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Eve. I suppose it is a ballet of sorts:)
Date: 2/16/2017 12:32:00 PM
Whether it be baseball or any other sport, kids everywhere gather for their own championship series...And those memories have their own halls of fame...Great story Daniel..
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Date: 2/16/2017 6:44:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph:) That is just where they belong!
Date: 2/16/2017 11:21:00 AM
a wonderful memory set to rhyme! i enjoyed every word of this, daniel, and i almost expected to see my brothers in that picture...
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Date: 2/16/2017 11:25:00 AM
It was a great time to be a kid, Mrs Ilene:) Thank you for the lovely visit.
Date: 2/16/2017 10:03:00 AM
This is a great story so well written, great memories never end, really enjoyed, Roy.
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Date: 2/16/2017 11:23:00 AM
Thank you, Roy:)
Date: 2/16/2017 9:02:00 AM
Recollecting or reading about fond memories is always a great joy ... And if it is a superb write like this one, our delight is much greater ... a wonderful poem ....
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Date: 2/16/2017 11:23:00 AM
Thank you, Probir:) Batter up!
Date: 2/16/2017 6:56:00 AM
Daniel, oh how I miss those days in the neighborhood. Any vacant lot was turned into a ball field and baseball was it. So many memories you have brought back to me with this wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing this. Oh and I was Johnny Callison (Phillies)
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Date: 2/16/2017 8:53:00 AM
Chris, it seems like everyone who played in those days is now in the Hall of Fame. The first year they went on strike was the last year I watched baseball. I couldn't understand why they were striking." They were playing baseball," for Christ's sake. Thank you for the friendly visit:)
Date: 2/16/2017 2:39:00 AM
I like this friendly version of baseball, DT:) amazing:)
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Date: 2/16/2017 8:47:00 AM
Thank you, Jo. It was a great time to be a kid:)
Date: 2/16/2017 1:24:00 AM
This is great, evoking many memories of my own playtime with friends. Love it.
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Date: 2/16/2017 8:46:00 AM
Thank you, Elizabeth. Really fond memories:)
Date: 2/15/2017 11:34:00 PM
I love this...Many a day we played until the streetlights came on....A 14 and favorite...As in the words of Ernie Banks. " Let's play two"
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Date: 2/16/2017 8:44:00 AM
We didn't have street lights out in the country, so dark meant time to call it a day. Thanks Tim:)