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April 16, 1991 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget ESPN. Forget the sports page. When it comes to baseball, they provide little more than box scores and batting averages. Only the Baseball Poetry Hotline offers day-by-day poetic interpretations of major-league action. Only this telephone service promises recorded messages of universal truth, the Zen and gestalt of the national pastime. "I won't tell you what some guy's batting average is because I don't care," said John W. Hart III, the hot line's voice and muse.
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April 16, 1991 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget ESPN. Forget the sports page. When it comes to baseball, they provide little more than box scores and batting averages. Only the Baseball Poetry Hotline offers day-by-day poetic interpretations of major-league action. Only this telephone service promises recorded messages of universal truth, the Zen and gestalt of the national pastime. "I won't tell you what some guy's batting average is because I don't care," said John W. Hart III, the hot line's voice and muse.
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