March 31, 2011
Paul Arthur Memorial Game
This season's Paul Arthur Memorial Cosmic Baseball Game is a replay of the 2009 edition as Chapters from Paul Arthur's A LINE OF SIGHT host Chapters from P. Adams Sitney's VISIONARY FILM on the cosmic baseball playing field. The Paul Arthur Memorial game is played in honor of the memory of Paul Arthur who was among other thing an inspired film teacher and a former commissioner of the CBA.
March 27, 2011
Pisces @ Presidents
Barack Obama served up six bases-on-balls and the Presidents still beat the Pisces in a game highlighted by seven doubleplays. Despite the walks, Obama shut out the Pisces and thanks to Harry Truman's 8th inning pinch hit, the chief executives squeezed out the win. Pat Nixon gave up eight hits but good defense behind her kept the Presidents to one run...that was enough to win this game.
March 20, 2011
Puerto Rico @ Washington DC
Political leaders of the territory of Puerto Rico meet the political leaders of the District of Columbia.
March 15, 2011
Season 2011 Begins
One new cosmic team, the Bolex Poeticons, a non-humanoid team, joins the veteran Pisces, Beats and Presidents. The four teams will play a 162-game schedule which concludes on Labor Day (September 5).
March 12, 2011
2011 Kerouac Memorial Game
Statistics don't always tell the story. For example, if you search YouTube for ""Jack Kerouac" videos you get 2,410 results (as of 12:01 AM EST on 3/12/2011). A similar search at Vimeo yields 199 results. The Youtube Kerouac Videos had 15 hits, the Vimeos had 9. Nevertheless, it was the Vimeo Kerouac Videos that won the game. (Parenthetically, both teams played errorless baseball for 8.5 innings).
March 1, 2011
The Regulated Season
On the Ides of March we know that the Paradise Pisces and the Dharma Beats will play the regulated season opener. What we do not know is what other teams will also be in the regulated overleague which traditionally plays a 162 game season between March 15 and Labor Day. There are as many questions as answers as we move closer to opening day.
One important game that gets played before opening day is the Jack Kerouac Memorial game. This cosmic baseball game helps us remember the American writer who would be celebrating his 89th birthday on March 12 (if he had not died in October 1969.) Kerouac videos uploaded at the YouTube website will play the cast from the soon to be released movie On The Road.
February 11, 2011
Another Bolex Poetics?
Rumors of another Bolex Poetics cosmic baseball team continue to swirl around the CBA campus in Washington DC. The original Bolex Poetics were created March 4, 1996 and competed in ten regulated seasons (1996-2005) before being deactivated on March 11, 2006. It would be very unusual for a "new" Bolex Poetics team to be recreated (instead of reactivated). The new team apparently has a completely different ownership/management staff...& that's all we know right now.
January 2, 2011
Freud's Disciples @ Hitchcock's Films
Hitchcock's films won the contest and the ever-popular Psycho (two hits, a triple and a homerun) was named the game's Most Cosmic Player.
Marnie was the winning pitcher and Wilhelm Reich the loser. Reich's team helped him yield 9 runs (5 unearned) to the opposition.
January 1, 2011
Happy New Year
Happy and healthy New Year to all the fans and friends of the Cosmic Baseball Association. This year, the usual and the unusual are expected.
Key 2011 CBA Dates