Before Honus Wagner ever sported a Pirates uniform and became known as
“The Flying Dutchman,” there was Enoch, son of Cain.
Prior to Satchel Paige's first ever curveball,
Cain, while in the fields, murdered his first brother Abel.
Before the inception of microwave ovens,
Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel.
Prior to turtles,
Adam and Eve took and ate fruit from the tree of knowledge.
Before the 1964 NY World's fair,
Adam and Eve were not ashamed.
Prior to the deaths of Joey, Dee Dee, and Johnny Ramone,
Eve was born of Adam's rib, and he said, “Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bones.”
Before Roberto Clemente became the beloved son of la isla de Puerto Rico,
God formed man of dust.
Prior to the births of Sigmund Freud and Harold Lloyd,
the water of Eden became four: Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel, and Euphrates.
Before the tawdriness of disco,
God planted the garden Eden.
Prior to the first episode of Leave it to Beaver,
God created man.
Before Mary Ewing Outerbridge brought tennis to the U.S. via boat from
Bermuda in 1874,
God created cattle and fowl.
Prior to Leslie Gore's hit “You Don't Own Me,”
God set lights to the skies.
Before the first gulp of coffee was had in Sheboygan, Wisconsin,
God created the skies and the waters.
Prior to Craig Biggio's 3,000th hit in Houston, Texas,
God created land and its grass.
Before the first orchid was picked somewhere outside of Eugene, Oregon,
God said, “Let there be light.”
Prior to the invention of the Bic pen,
the earth was without form.
God created the heaven and the earth,
before Novalis, Hegel, and Groucho Marx.
-- Ray DeJesus