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Cooney & Barrows

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at 8:35 AM

"Strike One!"
Most of you know that I'm a Denver Broncos fan. Ouch! What a beating at the hands of the most hated of Bronco opponents ... the Raiders. 59-14 was the final score for those of you that don't know. What? You can't read the score? Oh bummer! Well believe me when I say it was a blowout and then some for the Broncos. Pro sports seldom have scores like that, and even more seldom does the team I root for experience the bottom end of the rout so I guess I'll live.

For those of you baseball fans, the playoffs are over and it's time for the World Series. When I was a kid, I got a transistor radio for my birthday one year in time to listen to the Yankees and Dodgers though that tiny earphone. The sound wasn't all that great, but I got to hear the play by play and I thought that was really something!

I suppose now-a-days there is an "app" for that to go on your smart-phone. Sorry, I don't know much about that stuff as I'm falling behind in technology and still figure I don't need instant two way communications. But that's just me and I digress...

Back to the title of today's blog...

It turns out that Cooney and Barrows are a couple of pretty famous fellows from baseball's history. Way back in 1888, they were the first two outs of the bottom of the 9th inning in one of the most famous baseball games ever described. As the story goes, the home team was down...

Play Ball!

About the poem... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_at_th...

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Ah, Mighty Casey. There is a story worth remembering, for the lesson it provides.

It was used on us, as children, many years ago, and worked on most of us.

-- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Oct 26, 2010, at 10:39 PM

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