Season 2004 Opener
March 15, 2004
It is the top of the eleventh inning. The Pisces and the Presidents are locked in a tie, 5 runs each. Felicia Gleaton is the leadoff batter for the Pisces. Three strange curve balls and Gleaton, still looking, returns to the bench. President pitcher, Chester Arthur, is throwing clever stuff. Elizabeth Barrett Browning grounds out to the shortstop. Up tp the plate steps Pisces thirdbaseman Henry Wadsworth Longefellow. Arthur's first pitch is a fast ball high and tight. Longfellow keeps his bat on his shoulder, doesn't flinch and the count is 1-0. Arthur's second pitch is also a fast ball, but this one is straight and juicy, Longfellow swings, misses. If you were the 21st President of the United States facing one of the first publically popular American poets, what would your third pitch be? And if you were the author of "Evangeline" and "The Song of Hiawatha" and you were facing a Republican President, what pitch would you be looking for? Let the record show that the President's pitch was another fast ball, and that the poet's swing was clean and sweet. The tie was broken and Longfellow's homerun turned out to be the game winning difference. It was a poetic start to the new season.
March 15, 2004
Victor Fleming, Johannes Gutenburg, Chris Matthews,
Sunny; 57o F.
3 hours; 15 Minutes.
03-15-2004 00:32:36 Inn. 1: Pisces Lincoln [Starter] Longfellow 8 . . . Harrison BB . . X Domino 1B X . X Jobs 1B X . X 1 Siegel 6 X . X Chopin 7 X . X Inn. 1: Presidents Bowles [Starter] Garfield 4-3 . . . Tyler K . . . BushGW 6-3 . . . Inn. 2: Pisces Barrymore 1B/E-8 . X . Gleaton K . X . Bowles K . X . Longfellow 8 . X . Inn. 2: Presidents Madison BB . . X Taylor K . . X RooseveltF 5-3 . X . Ford 3B X . . 1 Coolidge 2B . X . 1 Lincoln K . X . Inn. 3: Pisces Harrison BB . . X Domino 6-4-3 DP . . . Jobs 4-3 . . . Inn. 3: Presidents Garfield 6-3 . . . Tyler 8 . . . BushGW 1B . . X Madison BB . X X Taylor 4-3 X X . Inn. 4: Pisces Siegel 1B . . X Chopin 2B . X . - Siegel X-@Home . X . Barrymore 1B . X . 1 Gleaton 6-3 . X . Bowles 1B . . X 1 Longfellow K . . X Inn. 4: Presidents RooseveltF 2B . X . Ford 8 X . . Coolidge 1B . . X 1 Lincoln K . . X Garfield 9 . . X Inn. 5: Pisces Harrison BB . . X Domino 4-6 FO . . X Jobs HR . . . 2 Siegel 7 . . . Chopin 5-3 . . . Inn. 5: Presidents Tyler 4-3 . . . BushGW 4-3 . . . Madison K . . . Inn. 6: Pisces Barrymore K . . . Gleaton 7 . . . Bowles 6-3 . . . Inn. 6: Presidents Taylor HR . . . 1 RooseveltF 6-3 . . . Ford 8 . . . Coolidge 4-3 . . . Inn. 7: Pisces Longfellow 3-1 . . . Harrison 1B . . X Domino 4-6-3 DP . . . Inn. 7: Presidents Lincoln K . . . Garfield 9 . . . Tyler 3-UN . . . Inn. 8: Pisces Jobs 4 . . . Siegel 6 . . . Chopin 2B . X . Barrymore BB . X X Gleaton 4 . X X Inn. 8: Presidents BushGW K . . . Madison K . . . Taylor 4-3 . . . Inn. 9: Pisces [PH] Lee 8 . . . Longfellow 6-3 . . . Harrison 1B . . X Domino 6-4 FO . . X Inn. 9: Presidents Browning [Relief] RooseveltF 2B . X . Ford 9 . X . Coolidge 3-UN X . . [PH] Truman 1B . . . 1 - Truman X-@2nd . . . Inn. 10: Pisces Arthur [Relief] Jobs K . . . Siegel 6-3 . . . Chopin BB . . X Barrymore 7 . . X Inn. 10: Presidents Garfield 3B X . . Tyler 6 X . . BushGW 5-3 X . . Madison 8 X . . Inn. 11: Pisces Gleaton K . . . Browning 6-3 . . . Longfellow HR . . . 1 Harrison 1-3 . . . Inn. 11: Presidents Taylor K . . . RooseveltF 9 . . . Ford 4-3 . . .
Season 2004 opener: Pisces @ Presidents
Published: March 15, 2004