Sunday, April 22, 2007

We Want

"We want a pitcher, not a belly itcher."

Is there a more classic and timeless baseball taunt out there? I know that some of you revisionists out there prefer

"We want a pitcher, not an underwear stitcher."

Guess you think you're being edgy, but you're not.

The extra syllable ruins the cadence and the metre of the chant. It trips off of the tongue rather than glides off of the tongue. Plus the mention of underwear adds an unnecessary element of crudeness to the taunt.

So I'm a belly itcher man all the way!

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