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Contemporary Baseball’s Sadder Lexicon

December 3, 2017
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.”


Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle