The stage was set. The orchestra started to play a favorite tune while an MC stood at one end of the stage behind a podium next to a couple of ropes suspended from some cow bells high above the stage. On the other end two contestants braced themselves getting ready to race across the stage and be the first to pull the rope and identify the tune. The TV show was called "Name That Tune."
In a good pair of tennis shoes and slacks, the contestant who beat the other to pull the rope and identify the song won a prize. Yes, knowledge and speed were the key to winning.
Thinking about speed I'm reminded of Lou Brock, former St. Louis Cardinal. He is best known for breaking Ty Cobb's all-time major league stolen base record. His stolen base history also includes holding a record of 118 stolen bases in one season; a total stolen base history of 938 until broken by Ricky Henderson in 1991. Good job Lou Brock. And baseball fans love you.
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