Thanks to the perfect game that Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday (April 21), the right-hander has been immortalized (well, as much as can be with mortals). There is a poem (for better or verse) about him one one of this site’s favorite sites: Bardball.com, which lives up to its slogan “Reviving the art of baseball doggerel.”
Phil ‘n the Blanks
by James Finn Garner
The Northwest, known for its lumber,
Was at a loss to figure Phil Humber
Who deftly dialed the M’s number
In shadows, sun and penumber.
Could Starbucks have ended their slumber?
No matter, their bats were encumbered
In a masterpiece, shaded in umber,
The perfecto for new ace, Phil Humber
For more from the fine folks at Bardball.com, you can click here.
And if that doesn’t bring Humber baseball immortality, there was his appearance on Monday night’s “Late Show With David Letterman” during which Humber delivered the program’s top 10 list:
For the non-baseball enthusiast in the audience (yeah, there’s usually one in every crowd), here is some more video from the recent C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) held at McCormick Place. Not exactly baseball royalty the way Humber is, but three special ladies from the world of make-believe – Ariel, Princess Aurora and Alice in Wonderland:
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