The Day is Ruthian

babe ink s

Bat-welder, changer
of games, Bronx Sultan of Swat:
Forever The Babe

babe comp s

Echoing my post from yesterday a bit:  it’s always a good day to celebrate baseball.  And who deserves a day of celebration more than Babe Ruth?  George Herman Ruth put up stats as both hitter and pitcher that still stand in the top 10 of all time, and he did it while maintaining a famous appetite for good food with a physique to match.

babe brown 1s

Fat Cats crushed the House
That You Built, casting shadows
of shoes still unfilled

My haiku draws its inspiration from the NaWriPoMo prompt from way back on day 20 to include kennings (a phrase that describes something without using its actual name) in a poem.  Baseball is full of them.

Let’s hope today finds us all batting 1000.

poetry month

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25 responses to “The Day is Ruthian”

  1. Jodi says :

    Happy baseball season to you! 😝

  2. weisserwatercolours says :

    ….nailed it–now circle your bases!

  3. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Seriously, your baseball sketches are one of your many sweet spots! So much life and energy and attitude! And expression! 💜💜💜

  4. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    Wonderful sketches, although I don’t really get baseball. An American colleague of mine once tried to explain it to me over a pitcher of beer in a bar near Venice Beach and I thought it made cricket look positively thrilling! Love it or hate it, I suppose.

  5. Teresa Robeson says :

    Love the movement you captured in those poses…the grace and fluidity!

  6. memadtwo says :

    A physique to match…chuckling over this. Man after my own heart. N.

  7. Susan Feniak says :

    Great movement! Batter Up!! Here’s to a great season. Oh and I do like the fact that Babe did all he did with that large appetite for good food. And matching physique. A good giggle and then thought, “My how times have changed.”

  8. Jill Kuhn says :

    I agree with Teresa – your drawings really capture the movement in baseball! You hit the ball out of the park on these sketches! 🙂

  9. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    I really love these sketches!

  10. merrildsmith says :

    I don’t follow sports at all–but very nice!
    (My husband will be cheering on the Phillies.)

    • memadtwo says :

      My younger daughter is a sports maniac. She’s even gotten me to follow hockey!
      The Phillies are not as bad as expected. They have some good young players. So some cheering will be in order I’m sure.

  11. Sharon Mann says :

    Love your baseball drawing. I’ll look forward to more as the season continues.

  12. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Awesome!! I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist this day! Hehe! Fabulous sketches…love the movement in these. Your line work is amazing my friend!! 😍

  13. Sand Salt Moon says :

    America’s favorite pastime – drawing, I mean baseball! Love the Ruthian day artistic celebration you’ve created here! We’re Red Sox fans

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