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Last Pun......I Promise!!

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0 posted 12-13-2002 05:23 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


There was a pitcher for the Cubs - Milt Famey was his name.
Some people say he was the best to ever play the game.
In '32 he won two dozen games with lightning throws...
The Cubs went to the Series with the Yankees as their foes.

The Series was magnificent - the games tied three to three.
Milt pitched the first and third and fifth and won them easily.
It all came down to one last game. The park shook with the sound
Of 50,000 screams of joy when Famey took the mound.

The truth is Milt was pretty nervous on that final day.
He had a beer or ten to chase the butterflies away.
He pitched each inning flawlessly and then, when he was through,
He'd sit down on the bench and have another beer or two.

By inning number five poor Milt was pretty well near blitzed
But still he mowed the Yankees down - no walks, no runs, no hits.
The final inning came at last..Milt took the mound real slow.
The Cubs were leading one to zip with but three outs to go!

Milt tried hard not to stagger 'neath the hot Chicago sun.
He saw three batters standing at home plate instead of one!
He walked five batters in a row to everyone's dismay
As New York won the Series on that hot September day.

Reporters asked the Yankees how it felt to win that way,
To win the Series from a gift instead of stirling play.
The manager called out amid the celebration ruckus,
"We all think it was the beer that made Milt Famey walk us!!"
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(if you can understand this one....you're old! )


© Copyright 2002 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-13-2002 05:26 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

It doesn't get any better than this!!!....Okay...so I'm old...but I don't drink old milwaukee...it's like making love in a canoe...( near water).....

[This message has been edited by Nan (12-15-2002 04:17 PM).]

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2 posted 12-13-2002 05:30 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Ok... so I'm old too... yeah I get this one.
You two are a pair...

think I'll still with Bud Light...
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3 posted 12-13-2002 05:31 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFLMAO... love the punnish poem... but don't love the promise/threat to quit! LOL

This is great!!!

ooops!!!! I think I just admitted I'm old! LOL

[This message has been edited by suthern (12-13-2002 05:32 PM).]

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Hey, you’re only as old as you feel. Very well writ piece of work.

Of all I've lost; I miss my innocence  the most.

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5 posted 12-13-2002 05:40 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

I am glad I popped in to see this wonderful poem of yours.
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6 posted 12-13-2002 06:02 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

I didn't understand this a bit but I loved the punny lines.
Kethry

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7 posted 12-13-2002 06:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks for joining in, y'all

Kethry...no reason for you to understand unless when you have your beer and beans, that beer is Schlitz, "the beer that made Milwaukee famous".
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(big hugggssssssss) It is a shame that the Chicago Cubs have had bad luck for nearly a century now (1906 I believe was the year they won their only Wiorld Series?). (sigh) I have long been a fan of the Cubs because I was born in Joliet and moved to Colorado when I was 2 but developed a love for their team as my parents did growing up in Illinois most of their lives! (smiles) This is wonderful, sweet friend, I'm adding this to my library now, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Balladeer, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Now I get it, I finally get it. You have to see it to understand it. Thanks for the explanation, although I enjoyed it even when I was sitting in the dark.
Kethry

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


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But Wiser than the two of you
I found myself a town you see
Where it was Raining Gold
And Red Dogs were running free

I might be old, Milt walked away
And got Schlitzed overnight
But I saw what you never saw
I saw a Blue Moon turning White

He he I love those Puns of Beer...er..Deer!

Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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11 posted 12-14-2002 05:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

That's right, Noah...been a long dry spell for the Cubbies!

Hey, Titia, you seem pretty knowledgeable about beer. I thought that red nose was from the cold!!!
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he he you know only part of me Mack

Come over here Deer and I'll let you taste the Belgium beers, you wouldn't know what hit you

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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Balladeer,
Yep , I remember this one, enjoyed it in open #23 too.
( And you said mine was a stretch, this one had nine innings worth, lol.)
Doc
 
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