Sunday, September 29, 2013

Champions of a Simpler time

This weekend's Trifextra challenge is to write about a trio of some sort.  I have chosen the Hall of Fame baseball trio of Tinker, Evers and Chance.  Life seemed simpler then and these three guys were symbolic of much of what made that era so nostalgic in the minds of many.  Please enjoy.  :)

Champions of a Simpler Time

Sepia-toned visions of a nation's dream.
Legends borne
Defending diamonds of green.

Built upon a foundation
of rawhide, leather and ash.

All hail these most comforting of heroes,
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."









12 comments:

  1. Very comforting, like the best of memories.

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  2. These memories are a little bit far from me... but I guess they would correspond to Gre-No-Li here in Sweden....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre-No-Li

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    1. The Kings of Swedish football would be an appropriate comparison for Tinker, Evers and Chance. A Trifecta of national sports heroes. My Swedish sports hero worship begins and ends with Borje Salming. He helped transform hockey in Canada and was, easily, the best player my beloved Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club has ever had play for them. Sweden has a lot of great athletes to be proud of. Thanks for introducing me to three gentlemen I had not heard of before.

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  3. Very nicely done, Tom. This has a lovely warmth to it, reminiscent of the era and the joy these players brought every time they were on the field. :))

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    1. Glad to have made the cut before the deadline. Haven't written since the school year began on Sept. 3rd. Forced myself to cobble something, anything, together. Felt good to write again. Thanks for your supportive and generous comments, as always.

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  4. I like watching baseball. It does have a feel-good homey feeling to it.

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  5. Thanks for joining us this weekend. Be sure to come back and vote!

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  6. Great see you Tom-so sorry I have no idea about baseball cos its not played in India but loved the "tone" of this piece-specially the first line which immediately sets the mood:-)

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  7. I'm not a baseball fan, but, this piece is lovely. Great job.

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  8. Lovely choice of trio, Tom. And so beautifully written! Love "Legends born defending diamonds of green" – such wonderful imagery!

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  9. I really liked this and it was perfect, because it gave us exactly what this challenge asked us for, it evoked an emotion.

    hope you're having a great autumn my friend.

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