Brewers 6, Phillies 2: Jesse Biddle's No-Hit Effort Lost in a Waste Land [A Hyper-Link'd Poetic Recap]

Aug 17, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; When I was a child/I caught a fleeting glimpse/Out of the corner of my eye./I turned to look but it was gone/I cannot put my finger on it now/The child is grown,/The dream is gone. Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

August is a pretty cruel month too,

When you're losing in a season of ripe peaches and red tomatoes,
and silken corn, busting with just-picked sugars shugged:
The blueberries too, despite coming early this hot summer,
still don't suck. In this time for festivals of indulgence
I remember how our ethnicities and habits tasted so much better
when we felt like we were kicking other people's asses.

But Lord, I hope Jesse Biddle is getting laid tonight
somewhere among Clearwater's swamps and umbrella drinks.
He may be a distant gleam in our mound's eye,
Dogtown's finest, pick of the litter, God bless the young man,
Because I've been reading much of the night,
thinking about going south for the winter,
because I can't get it up like the other guys, their sausage parties
a meaningless race of wurst cases and spicy chorizos.

So during the day I sweat it out and watch green shoots become dried-out hustings.
The torpor of this crotch-sweaty summer of seersucky Big Daddies
leaves me in a an anesthetic haze, longing for cool weather and lower expenses,
as these fragments have shored against my ruins.

Chart_medium

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Good Phight

You must be a member of The Good Phight to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Good Phight. You should read them.

Join The Good Phight

You must be a member of The Good Phight to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Good Phight. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker