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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Slate: The Long History of Umpires Ejecting Ballpark Employees for Playing “Three Blind Mice”.

Back in the early 17th century, when the folk round was first published, that language was completely different. Words like scrapte and licke made it seem more sinister, as did the purported reference to Queen Mary ordering the execution of defiant bishops. Today, the song has lost those sharp edges for everyone but one small group: those beleaguered souls who make a living calling balls and strikes.

See how they run.

Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: September 19, 2012 at 07:53 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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