Paul Boocock ’86 has a one-man show in Tribecca.

Here is a little taste of a one-man show at Tribeca’s Flea Theater called “Boocock’s House of Baseball,” written and performed by a clean-living 40-year-old kid named Paul Boocock who started life in Baltimore, Maryland, Babe Ruth’s home town:

“The timing … A little while ago from now, just after some time ago.

“Dick Cheney on a golf course. ‘Hey Bob? How about them Mets? Hey Bob, I really like Darryl Strawberry. He’s the black Ted Williams. And Doc won a Cy Young Award when he was 20. Black Bob Feller. Black Nolan Ryan with a better curve. Dominant like Koufax though not a lefty like Koufax. And Koufax wasn’t black. See, I’m noticing that these guys are black and I like them. I like black people, Bob. Didn’t use to. Now I do.’ ”

Hmmm. See here for ticket info. More description below.

Boocock’s House of Baseball examines contemporary American politics through the vehicle of baseball. Dismayed over today’s government for the few at the expense of many, Boocock turns to baseball for guidance because it is the final frontier of democracy; the rules still apply equally to all participants. Boocock’s House of Baseball tells the redemptive stories of Derek Jeter, Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, Jason Giambi, Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden – not to mention the family-swapping Yankee pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich in a dynamic performance style that melds stand-up, movement based physical comedy, and monologues. It offers an optimistic alternative to the moral corruption that crowds today’s headlines. Boocock’s House of Baseball reminds us of inspiring American attributes worth fighting for.

EphBlog stands fore-square against moral corruption, of course. But it is not clear if Red Sox fans like Derek Catsam ’93 will be impressed with the hero-worship of Derek Jeter.

One prospective immortal who comes off scot free is this generation’s Derek Jeter, shortstop, New York Yankees. Indeed, the subtitle of “Boocock’s House of Baseball” is “Jeter’s House of Zen.”

In short, Paul Boocock hero-worships Derek Jeter, and in his act lives out a couple of Jeter’s more fabulous moments on the field. “My wife and I discuss him quite a bit,” the performer says.

Into this fight, I will not go.

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