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Rain, Rain, Go Away (for the Braves game)
Rain, Rain, Go Away (for the Braves game)

With rain threatening tonight's Braves game, Twitter has been buzzing with rhymes and catchprases. @cannonsimp had a great idea: let's come up with a catchphrase similar to "Spahn and Sain, and pray for rain" for today's team.  So I did:

Huddy, Maholm, Minor, and Kris,
And when they're done, our Rookie of the Year.
You don't want to face a lineup like this.
May as well pray that the skies aren't clear.

If it seems longer than "Spahn and Sain, and pray for rain," you're right. But as history shows, that catchphrase is just an abbreviation of a poem published in the Boston Post in September 1948, written by Gerold Hern (full poem here at Baseball Almanac).

I'm not sure how mine can be shortened to be a useful, repetitive catchphrase. If only the Braves had a player whose name rhymed so readily as "Sain" does with "rain"!

(Credit: I lifted the first line from @cannonsimp's couplet.)

Follow me on Twitter at @Braves_Paul.

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