Contemporary Baseball’s Sadder Lexicon

Baseball’s Sad Lexicon

:These are the saddest of possible words:

“Tinker to Evers to Chance.”
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon[a] bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double[b] –
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
“Tinker to Evers to Chance.”

 

 

Contemporary Baseball’s Sadder Lexicon

:These are the saddest of possibly sadder words:

“Watch out when you tinker with chance.”
Our trio of Astros, ignored, far unduly,
Carlos and Jose’ – and sweet smiling Yuli.
Will come at you hard with the double play truly,
Making you think – at a glance,
What we hereby twice tell you – so coolly:
“Watch out when you tinker with chance.”

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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One Response to “Contemporary Baseball’s Sadder Lexicon”

  1. Anthony Cavender Says:

    Bill: wonderful double play doggerel.

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