The Poetic Mets is a series of nonfiction and verse that chronicles a deep love for baseball through the lens of fan and poet Christopher Dollard. Poems about games, essays about the sport, and a written celebration of a sport unlike any other.
The son of Kevin Dollard, an original 1962 New York Mets fan, Christopher Dollard was born in 1986 and was an infant in diapers during the Buckner Ball. He cried his eyes out when Kenny Rogers walked in the winning run in the 1999 NLCS against the Braves, but he took it stoically when the Mets lost to the Yankees in the 2000 World Series and to the Royals in the 2015 World Series. He always roots for the underdog. You can read more of his poetry at www.christopherdollard.com.
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While this website uses real-life events, people, and teams, it is not affiliated with Major League Baseball or the New York Mets. All original poetry and prose uses creative liberty and fictionalization of real-life events, people, and teams, and is not intended to represent fact.