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CPA w/ Sarbanes Oxley/ 15 years management exp. as CFO/ Controller/5 yrs w/ PWC Extensive exp providing accounting/ tax guidance for the equipment lease industry. Willing to relocate.

Chicago, IL
experienced in lease accounting, operations, management, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Seeking position with equipment lessor. Would consider contract assignments or relocating.

Southeastern, MI
Controller & Management experience w/ equip lessors &broker. MBA, CPA w/ extensive accounting, management, securitization experience with public and private companies. Willing to relocate.

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October 28-30

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46th Annual Convention

Capital for a Changing World

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Business Owners Committed to Their Companies, but When Ready to Move On,
They Won't Look Back

ATLANTA -- Love it or leave it. That's how many business owners view their companies, according to a recent survey released today by SunTrust Bank Private Wealth Management. Nearly 70% of those surveyed said they are not worried about giving up control of their business.

The study surveyed 201 business owners whose companies have at least $10 million in annual revenue about how they plan to transition out of their companies and what concerns they have about succession planning.

"When they think about life after they have left the business, money is the top concern for the business owners we surveyed. Like the rest of us, they are worried about having enough money to sustain themselves through retirement or other ventures," said Dave Johnston, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Private Wealth Management. "They are less concerned about such things as losing a sense of identity once they leave the company they have built or losing a place in the business community."
Love it or leave it

Business owners express a "love it or leave it" point of view. Survey findings indicate business owners are committed to their companies while at the helm, but that their commitment is not a lifelong love affair. Once the decision is made to turn over the business, few express strong concerns about the company they will leave behind.

-- Three in ten believe they will not have any ties to the business.

-- Among those surveyed, having the personal assets to maintain their lifestyle after leaving the business is more of a concern than relinquishing control of the business.

-- Letting go of the company is more stressful for first-generation owners, who are more likely than owners of established companies to be concerned about their business being sold or franchised, reactions from clients, and giving up control.

-- For those who expect to remain tied to their business after
transitioning the company, they are likely to assume the following roles:
-- Consultant (64%)
-- Board member (53%)
-- Executive officer (37%), or
-- Employee of the business (27%).

Passing it on

Succession planning is a significant issue for business owners, considering that 41% of those surveyed expect their focus to shift to other opportunities after the business has been transitioned to someone else.

"However, the survey showed that a succession plan is not always crystal clear," Mr. Johnston said. "For example, a third (32%) of business owners remain undecided about their future plans for choosing a successor for the business. The findings also showed that 5% simply do not plan to leave their business."

-- When they leave their business, 44% of owners plan to "keep it in the
family" by:

-- promoting someone from within (21%),
-- passing it on to a family member (22%), or
-- selling the business to an employee (5%).

Education, on the job training, and personal mentoring are the three key ways business owners plan to prepare successors to assume a leadership role in the company.
-- Of those surveyed, 14% plan to sell the business to a third party.

Additional Survey Results

Most of the business owners surveyed show a strong commitment to their communities. Philanthropy is integrated into their businesses now and they expect philanthropic work to play a significant role in their future plans. When they are no longer fully involved in their businesses, 82% of owners surveyed plan to volunteer their time and 72% plan to perform philanthropic work.

-- 39% of business owners already do pro bono work themselves, and 45% say their companies do pro bono work.

-- 51% of business owners' companies provide matching funds to employee contributions.

-- 69% volunteer their own time in the community.

SunTrust conducted the survey, with GfK Roper Public Affairs, to better understand what is on the minds of their business owner clients. The Bank's Business Owner Specialty Group combines the expertise of their Commercial and Private Wealth Management lines of business to help business owners with the business and personal financial complexities that they face.
SunTrust Private Wealth Management recently received top ranking in the Luxury Brand Status Index survey for the most prestigious wealth management brand in the regional bank segment. The Luxury Institute ( surveyed ultra-high net worth consumers on three groups: private banks, commercial banks and regional banks.


GfK Roper Public Affairs was commissioned by SunTrust Bank Private Wealth Management in order to understand the key issues and concerns among the high net worth business owner population. An online survey was conducted to reach this elite group. In total, 201 business owners with $10 million or more in revenue were surveyed. The survey was conducted in May 2007.

About SunTrust

SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of June 30, 2007, SunTrust had total assets of $180.3 billion and total deposits of $122.9 billion. The Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24- hour delivery channels. The Company also serves customers in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, equipment leasing and capital markets services. SunTrust's Internet address is

About GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media

GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media is a division of GfK Custom Research, North America. Specializing in customized public opinion polling, media & communications research, and corporate reputation measurement. In addition to delivering a broad range of customized research studies, GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media draws from GfK's syndicated consumer tracking services, Roper Reports(R) US and Roper Reports(R) Worldwide, which monitor consumer values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors in the US and 30 other countries. Headquartered in New York, GfK Custom Research, North America is part of the GfK Group. With home offices in Nuremberg, Germany, the GfK Group is among the top-five market research organizations in the world. In addition to 13 subsidiaries in German, the GfK Group has more than 130 subsidiaries and affiliates in over 70 countries. For more information, visit

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Are not FDIC or any other Government Agency Insured
Are Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value

SunTrust Private Wealth Management Business Owner Specialty Group is a marketing name used by SunTrust Banks, Inc. and the following affiliates: Banking and trust products and services are provided by SunTrust Bank. Securities, insurance and other investment products and services are offered by SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., a registered broker/dealer and a member of the FINRA and SIPC, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., a registered broker/dealer and a member of the NYSE, NASD and SIPC. Capital markets and investment banking services are provided by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is the trade name for the corporate and investment banking services of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. Insurance products and services are offered by SunTrust Insurance Services, Inc., a licensed insurance agency. Investment advisory products and services are offered by SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., Trusco Capital Management, Inc. and GenSpring Family Offices, LLC (f/k/a Asset Management Advisors, L.L.C.), investment advisers registered with the SEC. Mr. Johnston is not affiliated with SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.

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Los Angeles, California

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With an average growth rate of 5.3% in GDP in all Latin American industries, the leasing industry is enjoying a growth rate of over eight times that of other industries


The purpose of this publication, produced by The Alta Group, is to provide useful information on the sustainable growth of the leasing industry and its corresponding contribution to the development of Latin American economies. The report was produced by The Alta Group, a leading consulting firm specializing in leasing and capital goods based financing. For three consecutive years, The Alta Group has compiled and ranked information about the 100 largest leasing industry players in Latin America.

As in previous reports, this report is based on data available from regulatory agencies and central banks, along with voluntarily disclosed information by several individual leasing companies and national leasing associations. Because certain data could not be obtained, the information has some limitations but is believed to be a robust compilation. A more comprehensive and detailed database about regional leasing industry players is available for sale from The Alta Group. We anticipate that in the future, additional information will also be available, such as new originations by year and by country, delinquency data, etc. We continue to refine our analytical tools, and the quality of information available improves every year.

This year for the first time, we are pleased to report data from Venezuela and Ecuador. Venezuela brings four companies to the ranking of The Alta LAR 100. We are grateful for the cooperation of Venezuelan and Ecuadorian banks and lessors, and we hope to include them in future rankings.

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C.A. Bancorp Inc. to Acquire the Businesses of Agrifinance and AgriCard
Through an Estimated $89 Million Asset Purchase

TORONTO, ONTARIO-- C.A. Bancorp Inc. ("C.A. Bancorp") (TSX:BKP) is pleased to announce that, through a newly created subsidiary, AgriFinancial Canada Corp. ("AgriFinancial"), it plans to complete an estimated $89 million acquisition of the businesses of Agrifinance and AgriCard. The transaction is expected to be effected through a purchase of assets from Canadian Cooperative Agricultural Financial Services ("CCAFS"). The proposed transaction remains subject to approvals and consents (including regulatory approval) and completion of the definitive agreements.

Agrifinance and AgriCard, both headquartered in Winnipeg, are leading independent providers of financing solutions for the Canadian agricultural sector. Agrifinance provides specialized equipment leasing and lending products created specifically for farmers, and AgriCard is a credit card designed specifically for farm-related purchases. For more information on Agrifinance and AgriCard visit and

"C.A. Bancorp is excited by the prospect of acquiring the well-managed businesses of Agrifinance and AgriCard as a platform investment in the financial services sector. We plan to grow both Agrifinance and AgriCard significantly, as well as to develop new financial products tailored to the Canadian agricultural marketplace," said Mark Gardhouse, President of C.A. Bancorp. "There is tremendous opportunity for AgriFinancial, our newly formed financial services platform to capitalize on the growing financing needs of Agrifinance and AgriCard customers now and in the future."

"AgriCard and Agrifinance have a long history of providing innovative financial services to the Canadian agricultural market," said Brian Leier, current Chief Executive Officer of CCAFS and future President and Chief Executive Officer of AgriFinancial. "Under the newly created AgriFinancial Canada Corp., we plan to continue to offer farmers, dealers and partners value-added, creative financing solutions that will contribute to their success. As a Canadian-owned company, AgriFinancial is excited about the future of agriculture in our country and is firmly committed to supporting agricultural producers, coast to coast."

The estimated $89 million purchase will be financed through the assumption by AgriFinancial of approximately $78 million of debt, including the assumption of certain liabilities, and the investment of $11 million of equity. The $11 million equity investment required to complete the proposed acquisition will be made by C.A. Bancorp and Sentry Select Total Strategy Fund (TSX:TSF.UN) ("Total Strategy") through C.A. Bancorp Financial Corp. ("Financial Corp.").

C.A. Bancorp and Total Strategy are the sole shareholders of Financial Corp., with C.A. Bancorp holding approximately 90% and Total Strategy holding approximately 10% of the issued and outstanding shares of Financial Corp. Financial Corp. owns and controls all of the issued and outstanding shares of AgriFinancial. AgriFinancial has arranged senior debt financing through a syndicate of Canadian financial entities.

Subject to approvals and consents (including regulatory approval) and the completion of the definitive agreements related to the acquisition, C.A. Bancorp expects the proposed acquisition will close within a few weeks, at which time it plans to issue an additional news release providing further details of the transaction.

Trading information

C.A. Bancorp Inc. common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BKP.

C.A. Bancorp Inc.

C.A. Bancorp Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian merchant bank and asset manager that provides investors with access to a range of private equity and alternative asset class investment opportunities. C.A. Bancorp is focused on investments in small- and middle-capitalization public and private companies, with emphasis on the industrials, real estate, infrastructure and financial services sectors.

Sentry Select Total Strategy Fund

Sentry Select Total Strategy Fund is a publicly traded closed-end fund which provides investors with an opportunity to benefit from Sentry Select Capital Corp.'s extensive management expertise across public investments and C.A. Bancorp's experience with private equity investments.

This news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the proposed acquisition of the business of Agrifinance and AgriCard, and matters concerning the business, operations, and strategy of C.A. Bancorp and AgriFinancial. These statements relate to anticipated future events, results, circumstances, performance or expectations that are not historical facts but instead represent C.A. Bancorp's beliefs regarding future events. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe" or "continue", similar words or the negative thereof, or variations of such words and phrases that certain actions, events or anticipated outcomes "may", "would" or "might" be taken, occur or be achieved. There can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which these forward-looking statements are based will occur.

The completion of the acquisition and the future business, operations and performance of C.A. Bancorp and AgriFinancial discussed herein could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations, including that the acquisition is completed. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to: the ability of the C.A. Bancorp to finalize the agreements with CCAFS respecting the acquisition and/or to obtain requisite regulatory approval. Additional, important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among other things, general economic and market factors, conditions affecting the agricultural and financial services sectors, competition, changes in government regulation, interest rates, the availability of equity and debt financing, tax related matters, and reliance on key personnel of AgriFinancial. C.A. Bancorp cautions that risk factors discussed in applicable continuous disclosure filings required by law that C.A. Bancorp has made and filed on SEDAR should also be considered carefully and that undue reliance not be placed on forward-looking statements as events and results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements made by C.A. Bancorp. The cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to C.A. Bancorp and persons acting on its behalf.

Unless otherwise stated, all forward looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. C.A. Bancorp does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.


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First Defiance Makes Michigan Deal

First Defiance Financial has agreed to acquire Pavilion Bancorp for $55.7 million. The cash and stock deal marks the Ohio lender's entrance into the southeastern Michigan sector and will add 10 branches to its 27-branch network. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter.


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Advantage Users Can Now Automate
the Pulling of Lease Police.Com Reports

(Dallas, TX & Edmonds, WA)
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The online system identifies vendors and lessees who are associated with a high incidence of defaults. In addition, users have the ability to report incidences of “unusual or high risk behavior” by vendors. Any confirmed “unusual activity” warnings are then posted in the database for future reference by users. By using the database, users can drastically reduce their exposure to fraudulent transactions, vendors using high risk sales strategies, and lessees with risky histories. To subscribe, go to

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This Day in American History

    1646-A “Wolf bounty” was granted under authority of the General Assembly held at James City, VA. It was singed by sir William Berkely, Knight Governor, and provided that “what person soever shall after publication hereof kill a wolfe and bring in headoto any commissioner, upon certificate of said communication to the county court, he or they shall received one hundred pounds of tobacco for doing to be raised out of the County where the wolfe is killed.”
    1703-Birthday of famed Preacher Jonathan Edwards, born East Windsor, CT: an American Congregationalist clergyman, was the outstanding theologian and scholar of colonial New England in the 1700's, leader of the “Great Awakening.”. In his most famous book Freedom of the Will (1754), he upheld such Calvinistic doctrines as predestination. But he insisted that man had freedom to choose alternative courses when forces outside him "inclined" his will to choose.. He received A.B. and A.M. degrees from Yale University. In 1727, he was ordained and installed as assistant in the church of Solomon Stoddard, his grandfather, at Northampton, Mass. When Stoddard died in 1729, Edwards became pastor. The religious revival, a part of the Great Awakening, came to his church in 1734. His famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God"(1741), was preached during his revival. Edwards ' discipline of young people for reading "immoral" literature and his refusal to give communion to unconverted church members caused dismissal in 1750. He then served as a missionary to the Indians in Stockbridge, Mass., from 1751-1757. Edwards became president of the college of New England (now Princeton) in 1758, but died later that same year when he contracted smallpox from an inoculation.
    1717- the “Mississippi Bubble,” or “ Mississippi Scheme,” devised by John Law to promote and finance French colonization in Louisiana ruined thousands of investors The Duke of Orleans, regent of France, had encouraged and underwritten Law, a Scottish financier and speculator, to start a bank. Under the name of the Western Company ( also known as the Company of the West, “Comagnie D'Occident,” and the Mississippi Company), the bank gained control of all trade on the Mississippi River and issued paper money in excess of available security. (1720), Law, made controller general of finances, merged the huge stock company with the royal bank and took over most of the public debt and the administration of revenue. A rash of speculation swept France. Numerous small investors bought stock, which soared to heights far beyond what could be expected in returns from the exploitation of the colonies and from trade with East Asia. The bubble burst suddenly. Well-informed speculators sold their stock at huge profits, setting off a frenzy of selling that ruined thousands of investors. Very similar to the experience of today. The collapse of the bank in 1720 ruined Law and caused great trouble in France. Although his financial scheme end in failure, it did promote colonization in Louisiana. Law died in 1725.
    1824-The birthday of Henry Chadwick, Baseball Hall of Fame sportswriter and innovator born at Exeter, Devon, England. Known as the “Father of Baseball” and later as “Father Chadwick,” he wrote voluminously about baseball, popularizing the game and protecting its integrity. He prefected the newspaer box score, served on the rules committee and devised the method of scoring games still in use. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1938. Died in New York April 20, 1908.
    1829- Birthday of the 21st president of the US, Chester Alan Arthur, born at Fairfield, VT, and succeeded to the presidency following the death of James A. Garfield. Garfield was shot July 2, 1881, as he entered the railway station at Washington, DC. He died September 19,1881, never having recovered from the wound. The assassin, Charles J. Guiteau, was hanged June 30, 1882. Arthur's term of office: Sept 20, 1881-Mar 3, 1885. He was not successful in obtaining the Republican party's nomination for the following term. June ,1884 the Republican National Convention nominated James G Blaine of Maine for the presidency on the first ballot. Gen. John A. Logan of Illinois was nominated for the vice presidency. The “Mugwumps,” the independent Republicans walked out of the national convention in Chicago, IL, when the party nominated James G. Blaine. They felt he would not support civil service reform. On June 16, they held a convention of their own in New York City, pleding support to the Democratic Party if a liberal candidate were named. The presidential election campaign of 1884 was fought mainly with attacks on the reputations of the rival candidates. The Republican candidate James G. Blaine, on the basis of letters he had written, was accused of having profited from the Credit Mobilier scandal involving the building of the Union Pacific Railroad. His opponents sang: “Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine, the continental liar from the state of Maine.” The Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland was accused of having fathered an illegitimate child, which in his forthright manner he admitted. The turning point of the election was most likely a remark made on October 9th by the Rev. Samuel D. Burchard in New York, in the presence of Blaine, that the Democrats were the party of “Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion.” Blaine did not disavow the remark, and the Irish-American Roman Catholics of New York were outraged. Cleveland carried the state by 1149 votes and thereby won the presidency. Cleveland received 219 electoral votes to Blaine's 182, but the popular vote was Cleveland 4,911,017 to Blaines' 4,848,334. Arthur died a broken man on November 18,1886.
    1852-A major boon to the agriculture industry was the patient of Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, a former pastor in Oxford, Ohio, for a beehive with removable frames. Langstrath's hive designed revolutionized beekeeping because it was the first that allowed bees to build combs on wooden frames that could be removed, stripped of honey and wax, and then replaced. His key discovery was the “bee space,” the minimum air space that bees would not bridge with wax or bee glue. By setting up his frames at this distance, he prevented the bees from building connections between them. This allowed him to remove one frame at a time without damaging the adjacent frames, and enabled him to maximize the amount of honeycomb in the hive.
    1863- in an attempt to disrupt the Union blockade of Charleston Harbor, the Confederate semi-submersible "David" rammed the Federal ironclad "New Ironsides" with a spar torpedo This was the first successful Southern attack using a submersible craft. Although both sides experimented with submarine warfare during the Civil War, the results were far from encouraging, as the submarines caused more fatalities to their own crews than to the opposing side.
    1871- Celia C. Burleigh became the first woman ordained as a Unitarian minister. Her parish was in Brooklyn, CT.
    1871-The first woman ordained a Unitarian minister was Celia C. Burleigh, who was given a parish in Brookly, CT.
    1877- after a 1,700 mile retreat, Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to US Cavalry troops at Bear's Paw near Chinook, Montana. Chief Joseph made a speech historians consider a famous surrender message, " From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."
    1928- Bix Biederbecke cuts five sides with Paul Whiteman, Columbia-Okeh.
    1939-Perry Como records “ I Wonder Who Is Kissing Her Now” with the Ted Weems Band,Decca.
    1949-AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson is born
    1950- You Bet Your Life” premiered on TV.. This funny game show began on radio in 1947 and moved to TV with Groucho Marx as host and George Fenneman as announcer and scorekeeper. Players tried to answer questions in the category of their choice, but Groucho's improvised interviews stole the show. Many unusual guests appeared, both professional and nonprofessional (including Phyllis OilIer and Candice Bergen, who would later become famous). Players could also win money by uttering the secret word, an everyday word suspended above the stage on a duck that dropped when the word was spoken. This was one of the few shows to be filmed, because the interviews needed to be edited. Two short-lived revivals of the series aired, with Buddy Hackett as host in 1980, and with Bill Cosby in 1992.
    1953 - The Yankees won their fifth straight World Series, a feat never before achieved in baseball history. They beat the Dodgers, 4-3, in the decisive sixth game of the series, and the Yanks chalked up their 16th world championship against only four defeats.
    1953 - Earl Warren, the former Governor of California and republican vice-president Candidates in the previous presidential election, was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States, succeeding Fred M. Vinson.
    1955-Elvis Presley's "I Forgot to Remember to Forget Her," hits #2 on the Memphis charts. The Number One song is Johnny Cash's "Cry, Cry, Cry.
    1956- “Zane Grey Theater, “. Officially titled “Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater,” this western anthology series was hosted by Powell and featured both stories by Grey and original telecasts. Powell occasionally starred in an episode. Guest stars included Hedy Lamarr (in her only dramatic TV role), Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert and Esther Williams. My father Lawrence Menkin wrote several of the episodes.
    1959- Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife" hits #1 on the pop chart.
    1968- Cream's "White Room" and Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" are released.
    1976 - Hall and Oates' second album, "Abandoned Luncheonette," which contained their original hit version of Tavares' #1 R&B tune, "She's Gone," is certified gold three weeks after its release.
    1991- Two albums by Guns N'Roses debut in the top two positions on the Billboard LP chart. "Use Your Illusion II" debuts at #1, while "Use Your Illusion I" hits #2.
    1993- The Beatles' "1962-1966" (The Red Album) and "1967-1970" (The Blue Album) are released on CD
    1999-Paul McCartney releases his first album since the death of his wife Linda in April 1998. Entitled Run Devil Run, the CD is a collection of rare rock oldies with new McCartney songs
    2001---Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants broke Mark McGwire's 1998 home run record when he hit the 71st homer of the season in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Pazcific Bell Park. Later in the game, he hit another homer. The Dodgers beat the Giants, 11-10, eliminating them from the playoffs. On October 7, Bonds his one more homer to finish the season with 72. He also broke Babe Ruth's slugging record of .847 with .863.

World Series Champions This Date

    1942 St. Louis Cardinals
    1953 New York Yankees.



Baseball Poem

Play at the Plate

From the book
"That Sweet Diamond"

by Paul B. Janeczko, Carole Katchen (Illustrator)

watch the ball
short hop the wall and
the right fielder-who
can't pick it up fast enough -
finally snatch it
sling it
to the impatient cut-off man,
who throws home
almost before he turns.

watch the runner
toe the inside corner of third,
eyes on
the coach's windmill arm
signaling haste.

watch the meeting place:
the catcher begging for the ball
so he can sweep the tag
at the runner beginning
his slide
before the umpire,
holding his mask
behind his back
as casually as a satin heart
of valentine candy,
signals the meeting over,
the runner safe.




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