Belated game thread: Cubs at Cardinals and a piece of history

The Cubs are already up 4-0, thanks to an Ian Stewart 3-run homer off of Wainright.

I forgot to include this piece of history in my minifacepalm this morning. Yesterday marked the 100 year anniversary of the last game that Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance played together. In memoriam:

Baseball's Sad Lexicon

These are the saddest of possible words
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
A trio of Bearcubs and fleeter than birds
Tinker and Evers and Chance.

Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble
Turning a Giant hit into a double
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
Tinker to Evers to Chance.

h/t to slog and Mrs. Berselius


RF David DeJesus

2B Darwin Barney

SS Starlin Castro

LF Alfonso Soriano

3B Ian Stewart

1B Bryan LaHair

C Geovany Soto

CF Marlon Byrd

P Jeff Samardzija


SS Rafael Furcal

CF Jon Jay

LF Matt Holliday

RF Carlos Beltran

3B David Freese

C Yadier Molina

1B Matt Carpenter

2B Daniel Descalso (keep wanting to write his name as Daniel Desario…)

P Adam Wainwright


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