The Lady Bug

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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4 Responses

  1. Jaybird

    “Tinker to Evers to Chance” is one of those phrases that somehow made it to me in my youth.

    Two of them show up here. Awesome.Report

  2. Kolohe

    I remember seeing it too, in trivia and baseball lore books

    Apparently it was a famous at the time poem, though it seems not quite Casey at the Bat famous.

    eta – the poem would be written a year after this cartoon was published if I’m reading things right.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Kolohe

      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.”Report

  3. Brandon Berg

    The original Fake Gamer Girl meme.Report

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