High Noon at Texas and Crawford



Cast and crew members of the film “High Noon” watch the World Series opener between the New York Yankees and the New York Giants during a  break in filming, Oct. 4, 1951. From left: Otto Kruger, Thomas Mitchell, Gary Cooper, an unidentified studio staffer, Grace Kelly and Lon Chaney Jr.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Handel. Thank you, Tony Cavendar, for bringing this photo to our attention and stirring the muses of inspiration for the modest parody that follows.


High Noon at Texas and Crawford

Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00 PM

Do not forsake us, Houston Astros
On our World Series Way
Do not forsake us, Houston Astros
Move, move along

We do not know what fate awaits us
We only know we must be brave
And we must face the teams that hate us
Or lie like cowards, all craven cowards
Or lie like cowards in our graves

Oh, to be torn ‘tweenst love and duty
Supposin’ we hit like Punch and Judy
Look at that big hand move along
Nearin’ high noon

They made a vow while in spring trainin’
Vowed they would win with no complainin’
We’re not afraid of death, but, oh
What will we do if you leave us?

Do not forsake us, Houston Astros
On our World Series Way
Do not forsake us, Houston Astros
Move Houston Strong, move along

Just move on, ~ move along
Keep movin’ on, ~ move along

Silence, followed by a mixed voice choral pleading finish

of one-note shouted, unsung words:

Take the next eleven ~ and we’ll all go straight to Heaven!



Friday, October 5, 2018

4:45 PM CT


The Houston Astros pulled out both the pitching and the power, defeating the Cleveland Indians, 7-2, in Game One of the 2018 ALDS, to go 1-0 in the series as they also reduced their total wins needed for another World Series title from 11 to 10.

The great Justin Verlander deservedly got the win with a little help from his friends, plus four solo shot home runs to left by Alex Bregman, George Springer, Jose Altuve, and Martin Maldonado and two RBI singles from Josh Reddick.

The Astros have the greatness to win it all. The rest remains in the hands of the three special baseball gods that control all final outcomes in every game. ~ And their names are Destiny, Luck, and Fate.

That being said, and for those of us who share these inclinations, let’s simply enjoy the prize served up to us fans by the Houston Astros on this glorious opening day of the MLB 2018 Post-Season Playoffs.



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle




One Response to “High Noon at Texas and Crawford”

  1. Mark W. Says:

    Where do you find these photos??

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