Building A Website for The Largest Collection of Baseball Poetry: Baseball Bard

About Baseball Bard

Baseball Bard is a website that celebrates the poetry and stories of baseball. It is a place to come together as players, fans, and spectators to honor the game through words and verse. Through Baseball Bard we can explore the power of language to give voice to our shared passion for America’s pastime.

Mark Sickman, a professional writer from La Jolla, California, founded Baseball Bard in 2011. He has a graduate degree from the University of Missouri and is a Loyola University of Chicago alumnus. With extensive experience in business communications, he served as Associate Creative Director in three of the world’s largest advertising agencies. Additionally, Mark is a poet and a past winner of the Robert Frost Poetry Foundation Award.

The Challenge

Mark wanted to explore his creative side and create a digital destination for people who share his enthusiasm for baseball. He had the vision to create an online repository of poetry, stories, and articles that appeal to all levels of baseball fan—from beginners to long-time enthusiasts. However, Mark was not a web designer or programmer. He needed help creating a website that was visually appealing and easy to navigate.

The Solution

Mark turned to Javi from Gee Productions, for help creating Baseball Bard. The team developed a beautiful website with an intuitive navigation system, featuring sections for poetry, stories, and articles. They also designed custom illustrations to add visual interest. With their help, Mark was able to bring his passion for baseball and words to life.


Baseball Bard has been a success since its launch in 2011. The website draws many monthly visitors and has become an important resource for both casual fans and dedicated enthusiasts. It is a place where people can come together and celebrate their love of the game.

For Mark, creating Baseball Bard was a labor of love that has brought together his two passions—writing and baseball. Thanks to the work of Gee Production, he has been able to share his vision with the world. As he says, “It’s nice to have a place where people can come together and celebrate the game with words.”

Baseball Bard is an inspiring example of how a website can be used to share passion, creativity, and enthusiasm for a beloved sport. It shows that dedicated fans can create web content that celebrates their love of baseball in all its forms—from poetry to stories and articles. With Baseball Bard, the love of the game lives on.

Baseball Bard - Website Design


The success of Baseball Bard is a testament to the power of web design and collaboration. By partnering with Gee Productions, Mark was able to create a website that is both visually appealing and easy to navigate. The site has successfully brought together baseball fans from all levels and helped them celebrate their love of the game. With Baseball Bard, Mark Sickman has proven that with passion and creativity, anything is possible.