i found this at a british web site called Scorpio Tales:
This expression was in use by 1546, when it appeared in a book of proverbs compiled by John Heywood, in the form: 'Folk say always, beggars should be no choosers.' Another proverb, 'If wishes were horses then beggars would ride,' approaches this situation from a different angle. . . .
such is the national league dress code in this E-6 of a season. some facts n figures from the streak that was:
check out the avg/obp/slg lines. the cardinals, as a team, were aaron miles in that streak -- high average, but no walks and no power -- while their opponents were vlad guerrero.
goodbye n good riddance.
gotta cut it off here -- 3-hour work session looms. extend this post ifya want by checking out this link to Outsider Radio, a podcast that originates in seattle. their sports guy read the WSJ article and wanted to talk it over with me, also get the skinny on the suddenly flightless cardinals. we finally talked yesterday, after having tried without success to establish contact since last tuesday --- the day the losing streak began. we finally did the interview; now the streak is over. . . . . . hmmmm.
happy off day.