Points: Toys you find in your box of Crackerjacks.
Warmup: First pass an adjective to the pomist to your left, then a plural object to the pomist to your right. Next, draw your logo for this adjective-object combo, which will be your team name for the night.
Round 1: “It” and “They”.
If you build “it” “they” will come. The “it” is something that can be described using your adjective from the warmup. The “they” is the opposite of the plural object from the warmup.
Write an ode to your object describing the great “it” that you’re building for them so that “they” will come and you can get to playing baseball. The title of your ode will be “Plural opposite” in the “It,” a la Angels in the Outfield.
Round 2: Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
First, write one 8-syllable line that is how you would pitch your baseball, related to your team name. What you’ll do is “pitch” this line to the pomist to your left, and they will write a monotetra (4 lines) that rhymes with this gifted line (for 5 lines total), so make sure your line can rhyme. The 4 lines of your monotetra will represent you running to each of the bases.
You’ll read each line one at a time leaving out the final rhyming word, and the pomist to your left will try to guess what that last word is. (With the fourth line you’ll only read up to the repeated rhyming word.) The number of lines that are not guessed correctly equal a base to run to (so if you get 1 line they couldn’t guess, you got to first, 2 unguessed lines second base, etc.). If you are able to read all four lines without being guessed then you got a homerun! Whoever gets the furthest gets a bonus point.
Round 3: Like a Diamante in the Sky.
It’s time for the World Series. Pass a planet (either in our solar system, another galaxy, or wherever) to the pomist to your right. Write a diamante poem about Earth versus this other planet, where the first noun is Earth and the last noun is the other planet (illustrated below). A diamante poem is 7 lines and 16 words, and works out to be in the shape of a diamond.
Line 1: Beginning noun (Earth)
Line 2: Two adjectives about Earth
Line 3: Three verbs about Earth ending with -ing
Line 4: Two nouns about Earth / Two nouns about other planet
Line 5: Three verbs about other planet ending with -ing
Line 6: Two adjectives about other planet
Line 7: End noun (other planet)