Thursday, January 12, 2006

I love when the worlds of music and sports collide, so I was quite amused when I came across Will Johnson's top 10 Rickey Henderson haikus of 2005. Johnson is the main main for Centro-matic, which has a new album called Fort Recovery coming out on March 7 through Misra Records, and South San Gabriel, which released The Carlton Chronicles last year. Henderson is the all-time Major League Baseball leader in stolen bases and, according to some people, the greatest lead-off hitter ever. Thanks to Michael Mayer for passing these along:

Rickey Henderson
Thank you for ending career
It was beyond time

"Rickey is not here"
"Please call Rickey back later"
Is what Rickey said

No one to talk to?
Maybe talk to yourself now
In the third person

Please put third base down
I know you broke the record
But there's more game left

You are not Lou Brock
You have stolen more bases
But, not cool like Lou

Back in eighty-nine
Your first World Series title
Bash Brothers on 'roids?

You wore blades glasses
Long before they were deemed cool
Fashion pioneer

Do you know the way
To the baseball old folks' home?
Let me show you now

Finally retired
World Series of Poker now
To keep you busy

When you were drafted
Ford was U.S. president
I was fucking five!

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