2010 Valentine's Game
New Cosmic Team
2010 Rookie Draft
Beats Draft Krim
Planets Sweep Beats
2009 CUS Begins
2009 CUS Umpire Crew
Weaver Named Honorary Coach
Season 2009 Plate Stats
Ex-Mosaics Request a Team
Regulated Season 2009 Ends
Season 2009 Winds Down
Pete Rose Controversy
Kerouac Estate Controversy
Michael Jackson Will
Own Dragons in 2010
Madoff Sentence: No Impact
Signs Beat Presidents
Planets Beat Signs
Support for Iranian Baseball
Planets Beat Pisces
Beats Beat Mosaics
Pisces Draft Sasha Grey
Cabinet @ Providers
Signs Beat Debentures
Can Stars Predict?
Planets Defeat Presidents
Will Exoplanets Play?
New Mosaic GM
New Umpire Chief
Paul Arthur Memorial Game
Mosaics @ Dragons
CBA's 28th Season Begins
Jack Kerouac Memorial Game
Pre Season 2009
New Cosmic Team
Wall Street Debentures
New Cosmic Team
Planets Get Pluto
Baseball & Asteroids
February 22, 2010
Season 2010 Begins on the Ides of March
121 cosmic baseball players, organized into eight cosmic baseball teams will begin a regulated 162-game season on the Ides of March (March 15).
34 players are rookies, including all the players on one new cosmic baseball team, the Babylon Barbies. 54 players are male, 30 are non-humanoid, 22 are female. The cosmic baseball players represent 10 fields led by politics with 18 players.
February 14, 2010
2010 Valentine's Day Game
A group of Barbies known as the V-Barbies (some, but not all are now with the newly created Babylon Barbies cosmic baseball team) played against a group of men called The Valentines...and the Barbies won...hands down. The game was essentially over just after it began. The hometeam V-Barbies scored four runs in their first inning at bat, and that was one more than they needed to win the game.
Malibu Barbie, who will be the 2010 field manager of the Babylon Barbies, won the game and BubbleCut Barbie was named the game's Most Cosmic Player.
Jim McGreevey of the Valentines had quite a game with 3 hits including 2 doubles; he scored both Valentine runs and he had a stolen base. Two errors by Kwame Kilpatrick in the first inning did not help the Valentines at all.
February 13, 2010
The Cosmic Baseball Association has announced the creation of a new Cosmic Baseball team that will compete in the 2010 Regulated Season. The Babylon Barbies consist of various manifestations of the Barbie Doll. The team is owned by Ruth Mosko Handler, inventor of the Barbie Doll in the late 1950s. Marketing literature indicates that Barbie was born March 9, 1959. For her accomplishments, Handler was inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame in 1985.
Ironically, the Baseball Barbie did not make the team… nor did her baseball doll companions Yankee Barbie, Dodger Barbie, or Cubs Barbie. Scouting reports indicated these particular "baseball" Barbies did not have the passion it takes to play cosmic baseball. Talking Barbie, Bubble Cut Barbie and Uma Barbie are on the team and so is Warhol Barbie, Hair Fair Barbie and Jane Barbie. Malibu Barbie, produced by the Mattel toy company from 1970-1979 is the team's Field Manager and the ubiquitous Blonde Barbie is the General Manager.
2010 Rookie Draft
Pitchers were in steep demand during the first round of 2010 Rookie Draft. Four of the first five draft picks were pitchers. Seymour Krim was the number draft choice in the first round. As previously reported, Krim was drafted by the Dharma Beats. The number two choice was filmmaker David Cronenberg, drafted by the Paradise Pisces (Cronenberg was born on March 15). Cronenberg is the only non-pitcher of the first five picks; he will be an infielder with the Pisces. The Delta Dragons drafted Who musician and pitcher Peter Townshend in the third spot. The Pisces had the number four pick and took pitcher Lady Gregory, a respected expert in the field of Irish literature and folklore. Joining Townshend on the Dragon pitching staff in 2010 is the number five pick, singer Taylor Swift.
Beats Draft Seymour Krim
The Dharma Beats announced on the eve of the Season 2010 Rookie Draft that they will draft Seymour Krim in the draft's first round. Krim will join the Beats' pitching staff. Mr. Mark Cohen nominated Mr. Krim.
According to Mark Cohen, who has edited and introduced a collection of 18 essays written by Krim (to be published on April 30, 2010 by Syracuse University Press), Seymour Krim’s work is excluded from most Beat anthologies and is little known outside literary circles.
"With Missing a Beat, Cohen introduces this influential writer to a new generation." Twenty-one years after Krim died by suicide (barbiturate overdose August 30, 1989) Mr. Cohen's efforts at resurrection of the "missing Beat" is aimed at a younger, perhaps more receptive audience.
In 1991 in a brief review of the post-humously published What's This Cat's Story? The Best of Seymour Krim (edited by Peggy Brooks), reviewer Chris Goodrich wrote that Krim wasn't better known "for the very reason he should be- because he was an honest writer, however self-indulgent."
Krim was an iconoclast and lived and wrote about the bohemian culture at the same time the Beat Generation was morphing into something new. That fact, and the fact that he was just a couple of months younger than the "father" of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac, provide the basis for Krim's eligibility for playing with the Dharma Beats during Season 2010.
Related Seymour Krim LinksMissing a Beat at Cohen's Blog
Seymour Krim at Jack Magazine (Beat Generation)
NO show at Gertrude Stein Gallery By Seymour Krim (1963)
Seymour Krim at CBA Video News (beta experimental v.17)
Nominated Player: SEYMOUR KRIM Sponsor: Mark Cohen Nomination submitted Sunday 1/24/2010 at 7:54 PM It was submitted by email@example.com
Planets Sweep Beats
The Astronomical Planets, behind solid pitching from the Sun and solid hitting from Mercury, swept the veteran Dharma Beats in the 2009 Cosmic Universal Series. The Planets did it in four swift games.
Despite getting to the series five times the Dharma Beats have yet to win a CUS. Losing to the Planets, one of the neo teams in the League, makes the loss more painful, especially when the Beats led the League for nearly the entire 2009 regulated season. Is it the field or the general management of the team sowing the seeds that lead to failure in the series?
The Planets rocked and rolled. The Sun pitched two wonderful games (1 and 4) and Mercury was on fire at the plate (but also in the field where the he was twice too hot to handle the ball properly, commiting fielding errors.)
All the more remarkable is that two days before the series began Mercury was pre-occupied preparing for an orbital visitor from Earth.
The Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft completed its fifth and final deep-space maneuver of the mission today [11/24], providing the expected velocity change needed to place the spacecraft on course to enter into orbit about Mercury in March 2011. A 3.3-minute firing of its bi-propellant engine provided nearly all of the probe’s 177 meter per second (396 mile per hour) increase in its speed relative to the Sun.
There was little controversey in the series. Despite being rogues, the umpires did not hear much tormenting or objections to their calls. No one was thrown out of any games and no warnings were issued to either team. At the end of Game 2 some of the home team fans in the DharmaDome were heard to chant "drug tests, drug tests..." raising speculation that the Beats were too stoned to play cosmic baseball properly. At the end of Game 4 as the hometown Planet fans celebrated their team's first championship. the electronic scoreboard flashed "The Planets are High."
The 2009 Cosmic Baseball Season is officially over and out.