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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 06, 1912, Image 19',
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'THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE SPRING TIME WHEN
THE BASEBALL SKIES ARE BLUE
By Larry Ho. '
O the early spring is lovely with the music ot the bird,
And the frost-bound heart by balmy tfreezes soothingly is ftirredr
The flowers. begin to blossom and the bees begiii to hum,
And the gold hills'in the distance cry to weary mortals" "come."
O spring is very lovely, for the beauty that we see,
But there's another reason why it thrills with jdy and glee:
You see it is the season when the pennant race is won
By every blooming baseball team beneath the laughing sun.
Just-before the season opens, ,j
Thats 'the lovely time. of yeaF,?
All the future wears a halo,
Every heart is filled with cheer;
All the sluggers hit three hundred
Pitchers never give a base
Every team can cop the bunting
In the gQod old pennant race
O the early spring is lovely as around the baseball camp v
The players gather nightly) not a man has a "bum lamp' .f
A1 the bushers look like bruisers and they say they're "in the pink?
And every manager is sure Jie's found the missing link.
He imagines that in August they'll be stealing second base
At tfie same time-breaking frenzy that they jun to feed their face
He wires back to thejnayor, "O, at last I sight the goal i ,
Have all the boys' turn out and build a bran new pennant-pole."
Just before the season opens ,
That's the time the dream is
That's the time the siren cons 14s,
Dancing in a hazy light.
Every catcher pegs to second
With an aim that sure and true,
.0, there's no time like the spring
When the baseball skies are
We well kriow tiatSjimmer.guprAScpivwJJljgall tte stalwart h,op
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