THE BAT FLIP *

The towering three-run homer,
the tingling thrill, the utter exuberance,
the bat flipped in a moment
of excitement and abandon.

The bean on the next at bat,
the charging of the mound,
the riotous scrum of cleared benches,
the subsequent ejections and suspensions.

Performative litigation on meathead sports radio,
the debate of old school vs. new school,
the counteracting pulls of tradition versus
fun, an enjoyable experience for the fans.