Dem ain’t lies Dem scoops!

Ozark born Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Dizzy Dean used to tell reporters different stories about where and when he was born. When a reporter finally asked why he lied about it he said in his Ozark drawl “ Dem ain’t lies dem scoops”. The fact is the media doesn’t lie to us they just scoop us.

Abbott: Oh, I’ll tell you their names, but you know it seems to me they give these ball players now-a-days very peculiar names.

Costello: You mean funny names?

Abbott: Strange names, pet names…like Dizzy Dean

Costello: His brother Daffy.

Abbott: Daffy Dean

Costello: And their French cousin.

Abbott: French?

Costello: Goofé.

Abbott: Goofé Dean.

And that is all I’m going to say about that!