The poem “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” was published on July 12, 1910, and it contains the following line:
These are the saddest of possible words: “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”
Every time Deshaun Watson threw the ball to Ryan Griffin, that poem always came to mind without exception. With all the weapons on the Texans, throwing the ball to Griffin was akin to giving a mule a spinning wheel.
Thankfully, the pain has come to an end as the Texans released Griffin.