- CURRENT NEWS & INFORMATION
- Winter Rookie Draft (January 26)
- New Cosmic Team- SPEED CITY VELOCITORS (January 24)
- New Poetry from ANNA MARIE KERSADE (January 21)
- Group Protests "Vestal Virgins" Team Name (January 16)
- Eden Bohemians Draft ALFRED DE MUSSET (January 9)
- Major League Baseball Website Standings (January 8)
- Paradise Pisces Sign MARION BARRY (January 7)
- CHELSEA CLINTON- Season 2000 Plate (January 4)
- Happy New Year (January 1)
- December 1999 News & Information (Archive)
|January 26, 2000|
Winter Rookie Draft|
|Botstein, Leon||College President|
|Camdessus. Michel||IMF Managing Director|
|Ditzel, David||Business Executive|
|Guthrie, Janice||Automobile Racer|
|Kerrey, Lindsay||Senator's Daughter|
|Korea, Kiko||Buddhist Sex Witch|
|Meeks, Fred||United States Soldier|
|Moxley, Martha||Murder Victim|
|Persky, Lester||Advertising/Movie Executive|
|Sklar, Jessica||Public Relations|
|Starrett, Danny||Serial Rapist-Killer|
|Willoughby, Nicola||Beauty Contestant|
|Zapruder, Abraham||Home Movie-Maker|
|January 24, 2000|
New Cosmic Team- SPEED CITY VELOCITORS|
The Velocitors are the charge of Angela Gunn, a journalist
occasionally in motion and generally at rest at www.agunn.com. She spends much of her spare time listening for train whistles and seeking passage on the legendary slow boat to China. The Velocitors will be active during the 2000 season in the Cosmic Underleague.
|January 21, 2000|
New Poetry from ANNA MARIE KERSADE|
|January 16, 2000|
Group Protests "Vestal Virgins" Team Name|
In an email response to Ms. Rygh and her colleagues, the Cosmic Baseball Association acknowledged their concerns but made it clear that the CBA has no intention of altering the name of the Vestal Virgins cosmic baseball team.
|January 9, 2000|
Eden Bohemians Draft ALFRED DE MUSSET|
The Bohemians found Musset playing baseball in the parks of Paris. He is supposed to be a skilled batsman and a good outfielder with an above-average throwing arm. And while he might not be as pesky as Maynard he does have an edge. Consider the following quote attributed to de Musset by Cesar Grana in his book Bohemian versus Bourgeois: "Damned be the Family and Society. Cursed be the Home and Cursed be the City. Damnation upon the Motherland." French players always play ball with great passion.
|January 8, 2000|
Major League Baseball Website Standings|
Overall the total number of MLB team sites is down from the prior year. In addition to the team standings the report includes some data on search engines and an expanded list of 30 recommended baseball sites on the World Wide Web.
|January 7, 2000|
Paradise Pisces Sign MARION BARRY|
Born March 6, 1936 in the conservative bible-belt Black south, Barry achieved political fame as the dynamic mayor of the District of Columbia and then notoriety when law enforcement officials videotaped him and a girlfriend using cocaine in a hotel room.
Barry served four terms as mayor and a six-month term in federal prison. He first arrived in Washington in 1965 as a civil rights activist and member of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC owns the CBA's Psychedelphia Woodstockings). In 1971 he was elected to the school board and in 1977 while a member of the City Council he was shot in the chest by radical extremists who had seized part of a D.C. government building. He was elected to his first term as mayor in 1978.
In describing Barry's political career during the 1970s, Washington Post reporter Milton Coleman wrote in 1979 that Barry had transformed himself from "chief rabble rouser to consummate politician." In 1969 when the United States put astronauts on the moon, Barry asked, "Why should Blacks rejoice when two white Americans land on the moon?" Ten years later, as a mayor, Barry had learned a more diplomatic approach to political change and he became the dominant force in D.C. politics.
In January 1990 law enforcement agencies arranged a "sting" operation that caught the mayor in a hotel room snorting cocaine. He received a six-month jail sentence that he began serving in October 1990. Despite the criminal behavior and the persistent reports of his womanizing, Barry was re-elected mayor of Washington, D.C. in 1994.
Barry was one of the first Black activists to lead a major city in the United States and the Pisces are hoping that his contribution to the team will be as dynamic as his political leadership.
|January 4, 2000|
CHELSEA CLINTON- Season 2000 Plate|
Chelsea will be 20 on February 27 and she has begun to emerge from behind the protective wall her parents erected during her adolescence which was spent mostly as the "first daughter" of the United States. While Clinton detractors like to disparage her appearance she is regarded by many as a mature and thoughtful young woman.
|January 1, 2000|
Happy New Year|
Below is a brief list of important cosmic baseball dates for this year.
Year 2000 EventsJanuary 26
Winter Rookie Draft
Board of Directors Winter Meetings
Pismo Beach, California
Opening Day, Season 2000
Alphatown Ionians @ Paradise Pisces
Summer Rookie Draft
Board of Directors Summer Meetings
Damariscotta , Maine
Regular Season 2000 Ends
CBA's 19th Anniversary
Board of Directors Fall Meetings
Cosmic Universal Series XIX