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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  1. Jaybird
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    “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
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    says:

    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.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball%27s_Sad_Lexicon

    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
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      says:

      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
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    says:

    The original Fake Gamer Girl meme.Report

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