Monday, October 09, 2006

Spahn and Sain and Pray for Rain

In the late 1940s the Boston Braves had two dominating pitchers: Hall of Famer Warren Spahn and three-time 20-game winner Johnny Sain. Their lack of other pitchers of their equal led Gerald V. Hern to write the following poem:

Published: Boston Post (09-14-1948)

First we'll use Spahn
then we'll use Sain
Then an off day
followed by rain
Back will come Spahn
followed by Sain
And followed
we hope
by two days of rain

which has since been truncated to "Spahn and Sain and Pray for Rain."

Right now, the Mets could use a poem. I'll throw out a few and will publish other good suggestions:

1. Glavine and Trachsel and two days of Praxil
2. Tom and Steve and then a Reprieve
3. Steve and Tom and a thunder storm (weak I know)
4. Tommy and Stevey and Beg for Jake Peavy

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