Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tinker to Evers to Chance

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 bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double –
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."

Franklin Pierce Adams - 1910
Baseball has taken over the household. Well, it could be bed bugs instead. Will it be the Giants or the Padres? Will the Reds prevail? Can the Twins hold their lead and eventually unseat the dread Yankees? There are only 20 more games until we know the answer. Meanwhile, it's knuckle gnawing time.

1 comment:

mary ann said...

Here too, but we only care about the Giants and maybe the Oakland A's.
Maybe. Love the quote...