SWEDRH = SHREWD
DITEWG = WIDGET
SNAYWK = SWANKY
YIFNMA = INFAMY
LUQALS = SQUALL
BLAVIE = VIABLE
WITH THE HOME TEAM UP 10-0, FANS IN THE BASEBALL STADIUM WERE – – –
HED IDG ANY FA AL VI = HAVING A FIELD DAY
Good Morning, Everyone! ⚾️BASEBALL’S ALWAYS THE BATTER GAME! ⚾️
🎶Saw your picture in the paper today and I couldn’t believe my eyes…Dead before your time, but so long beyond your prime…Looking nothing like the memory from when I was a kid…Golden hair flowing down, on your knees, grooming the PITCHER’S MOUND…And it’s always 1976…The camera lies and the mirror plays tricks. So many things that the years won’t fix…Always 1976, Always 1976🎶….”1976″ – The Baseball Project 2011 (Dedicated to the Memory of the One and Only Mark Fidrych).
⚾️ As baseball fans we sometimes SQUALL especially when we lose,
We know what can be VIABLE, yet still cry in our booze…
Some games go down in INFAMY, could we have used a WIDGET?
And most times when we’re losing we just tend to fuss and fidget.
But set us up a SWANKY game and watch out spirits soar,
The runs accrue and we all cheer…the game is not a bore.
The manager makes all SHREWD calls, the bats they are on fire,
And we enjoy the happiness that baseball can inspire…
We suffer through the hard times, but constantly hold sway,
Remembering how good it feels when HAVING A FIELD DAY! ⚾️
With three “S” words today, which may be a first, two of them appear to be ROOKIES. Despite their seeming so familiar, I STRUCK OUT in finding both SWANKY and SQUALL on our ROSTER. And while WIDGET’s only COME UP TO THE PLATE just once before, for our remaining three words, it proved to be OLD TIMERS DAY. I found SHREWD a total of 12 times going back to 2015, with a recent showing just a few weeks ago in June, INFAMY’s been in play 11 previous times going back to 2012, and VIABLE has BOUNCED around at least 7 times since 2014. And no one STRUCK OUT with our words this morning…the Early Birds HIT them all OUT OF THE PARK. Ok…That’s our LINE-UP for today…And now…LET’S PLAY BALL!
Sitting in Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan, today we see four Detroit Tiger fans watching their team trounce the opponent. And with the entire FIELD SWAThed in green, and the absence of a SCOREBOARD, I can’t tell who’s getting SHUT OUT. But I can tell you this…With such an impressive LEAD, and the BASES of the dialogue LOADED with HEAVY HITTING excitement, these four are definitely HAVING A FIELD DAY! Way to go, David! You’ve hit another HOMER with this one!
Ok, eye candy. When I STARTed studying the cartoon, my FIRST thought was that we might be back in 1976, watching The Bird, Mark Fidrych on the mound, but nothing about the drawing looked dated. On the other hand, there’s really not much for Tiger fans to be cheering about today. Unfortunately playing at .307, and 34.5 games “outta first” as we say in NY, I’m not sure what year we’re in. But since I don’t follow the American League all that closely, perhaps there’s someone out there reading this who might know if this game really happened, and make the SACRIFICE to write in. I mean it’s “NO BIG DEAL“, but if it has happened, especially this Season, I’d like to give the Shout Out to the Tigers. Anyway, I made the CALL, and I’m going with present day. The man at left, wearing the vintage Fidrych Jersey and the Detroit cap, holds a cup in his right hand, while high-fiving the woman seated next to him. She, plus our other two characters are all SPORTing Tiger Jerseys, hers’ the blue like the man at the right end, while his seat mate is in the white one. She’s wearing a blue visor, while the man at right wears a Tigers cap backwards. As I mentioned earlier, the entire FIELD is shaded green, with the stands all in gray. And although there’s no Scoreboard, there are the words “HOME RUN” emblazoned on the Big Screen, gold lettering on a red background. Ah, that could be my clue, huh? We didn’t have those Big Electronic Screens back in the day, did we? Ok, STRIKE my first thought about 1976. Anyway, there’s the Foul Pole at far left, but it’s colored red where it should be yellow. And we see the following players…The Tiger Home Run Hitter is seen approaching Second, his fingers raised in the air as is one’s wont today. His teammate, grinning, is seen rounding it. The remaining, losing 8 players, are: The First Baseman, the Right Fielder, playing very shallow, the Second Baseman, the Shortstop scowling, hand on hip, the Third Baseman, and in the OutFIELD, the Center Fielder seen running towards the Left Fielder, who’s reaching up, open-mouthed, unsuccessfully for the BALL. And I’ve left the Eye Candy Pitcher for last. The slumped shoulders and look of utter defeat on his face says it all…There’s no joy in Mudville for this guy…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone, and I’ll CATCH you later…And to all our Detroit Tiger Fans Out there…Here’s hoping you HIT it off next year…⚾️🙋🏻