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Mariners are defeated by lack of rain, Texas Rangers

but no cigar
but no cigar
Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

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Platonic Mariner of the Game: James Paxton (+.144 WPA)
Realistic Mariner of the Game: James Jones (-.212 WPA in one plate appearance)

Sunday Challenge: Write a limerick about a Mariner.

A quick refresher on how to write a limerick:

A limerick has five lines. The first, second, and fifth must rhyme with each other. The third and fourth must also rhyme. Lines 1, 2, and 5 should have three iambs of three syllables each, and lines three and four have two iambs of three syllables each. Generally speaking, the stress of the iambs should be on the anapaest, but you can emphasize the amphibrachic and get away with it.

Or, you can just read this limerick and copy its sound:

A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill can hold more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I’m damned if I see how the helican
--Dixon Merritt