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Some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you

Elwin Charles “Preacher” Roe was a baseball player from Ash Flat, Arkansas.  His major league career spanned 16 years in the mid-20th century, excepting a few years in the middle when he served is the armed forces during the Second World War and, though he was a five time All-Star pitcher, he is mainly remembered these days — if not by name, at least by the repetition of the quote — for a bit of homespun wisd