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Cubs Calendar 1/9/12 - Poetry


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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:12 AM

Cubs Trivia:

Who wrote Baseball's Sad Lexicon, the poem that features the famous double-play combination Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance?
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#2 Brett

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:58 AM

Not gonna Google it, so I can't think of it. Is it the same guy who wrote Casey at the Bat?

#3 Fishin Phil

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:34 AM

No, not the same guy.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:34 AM

Ernest Thayer wrote Casey at the Bat...though I have no idea if that is the answer or not.
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#5 Fishin Phil

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:36 AM

Impressed you knew Thayer, but nope.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:44 AM

There once was a man from Nantucket,
Whose ....


Wait, this is a poetry thread, right? Are you all old enough for this? Lemme see some ID.

#7 scorecardpaul

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

I have a copy of it on my wall, but can't remember who wrote it. New York Times writer??

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

Carl Sandburg?

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#9 Fishin Phil

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

Carl Sandburg?


Naaaaah.
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#10 The Dark Horse

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

Newbie here... Not sure if I am allowed to participate?

It was written by a writer from the Chicago Journal I believe, had the pen name F.P.A. but I cannot remember his name for the life of me.
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#11 Fishin Phil

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:58 PM

Everyone is welcome to participate, and those are the correct initials.
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#12 Fishin Phil

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:15 PM

OK, I'm going to go ahead and give the answer before I forget:

Franklin P. Adams

Kudos to The Dark Horse for getting his initials.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

Also in January 9th news -- and bear with me while we take a ride on the BleacherNation Wayback Machine -- in 2010 it was Bryan LaHair day!

Bryan LaHair is a Chicago Cub
http://www.bleachern...-a-chicago-cub/

I love, love, love, the first comment on that article. And Ace's response.

#14 King Jeff

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

Also in January 9th news -- and bear with me while we take a ride on the BleacherNation Wayback Machine -- in 2010 it was Bryan LaHair day!

Bryan LaHair is a Chicago Cub
http://www.bleachern...-a-chicago-cub/

I love, love, love, the first comment on that article. And Ace's response.

I knew it was coming and I still laughed.

#15 Tommy

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

Also in January 9th news -- and bear with me while we take a ride on the BleacherNation Wayback Machine -- in 2010 it was Bryan LaHair day!

Bryan LaHair is a Chicago Cub
http://www.bleachern...-a-chicago-cub/

I love, love, love, the first comment on that article. And Ace's response.

Classic!
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