Missing apostrophe

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 2 17:56:01 UTC 2008

Barbara Need wrote:
> On opening day for the Cubs, a stature in honor of Ernie Banks was
> erected near Wrigley field. The caption on the podium reads:
> Now they have to put the apostrophe in there! (I don't follow sports,
> but since no has said anything about the spelling TWO, I am guessing
> that is right.)

It absolutely is right. Ernie Banks is famous for the phrase "Let(')s
play two!", as in two baseball games, as in a double-header.

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