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December 17, 2008

Personal Cosmic Baseball Game
44th Presidential Inaugural Game

On January 20, 2009 a Personal Cosmic Baseball Game honoring the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States will be played between Washington DC Memorials and Washington DC Avenues.

This game was originally scheduled to be played in Nationals Park, the home field of the Washington Nationals, a team in Major League Baseball's National League. However, the game's venue has been moved to the Washington Presidents home field, Lafayette Park. Roster Tables for the teams are below and a personal cosmic Game Report will be published when the game has been completed.

Estimated Rosters

Pennsylvania Avenue CF
Maine Avenue SS
Florida Avenue LF
New York Avenue 3B
Massachusetts Avenue 1B
Rhode Island Avenue C
New Hampshire Avenue 2B
Connecticut Avenue RF
Constitution Avenue P
WWI Memorial 2B
Vietnam Vets Memorial 1B
FDR Memorial RF
Korean War Memorial 3B
Pentagon-9/11 Memorial SS
Law Enforcement Memorial C
US Navy Memorial CF
Jefferson Memorial LF
Washington Monument P

December 14, 2008

Dwarf Planet Pluto at NASA

Cosmic Baseball Teams
Planets Petition for Pluto

Two days after Pluto moved from Sagittarius to Capricorn, the Astronomical Planets asked the Cosmic Baseball Association to make dwarf planets eligible for the team's official team roster. The Planets, after having played several cosmic baseball games in the Underleague, joined the CBA's regulated playing league last season. Because of Pluto's changed status (as of August 2006 Pluto became a "dwarf" planet) the team requested and was granted an exception to allow Pluto to be on the team's 2008 Roster. A one-season exception was issued by the CBA. That exception expired at the end of the 2008 regulated season.

On December 1, the team submitted a new formal request in the form of a petition. The petition requests that Pluto and four other officially recognized dwarf planets be made eligible to play on the team during Season 2009.

The four other dwarfs named in the petition are Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea.

CBA's rules stipulate that only officially recognized "planets" are eligible for the Astronomical Planets team as players. The Earth's Sun, and the Earth's satellite, the Moon, are also eligible despite the fact that they are not planets. (Earlier petitions for satellites of other planets, such as the moons of Mars, have been denied.)

When Did Asteroids Become Planets?
The issue hinges on scientific community conventions and cosmic baseball traditions. A ten-player roster does not meet the minimum set by the CBA for teams in the regulated playing leagues. The Planets, including last season's exception for Pluto, had a roster of eleven players.

The bottom line right now is that if the petition is rejected and Pluto cannot play, the Planets will not be eligible to play regulated cosmic baseball in 2009.



December 1, 2008

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Deactivated
Pisces Draft Ben Williams

While still celebrating their four-game sweep of the Delta Dragons to win the 2008 Cosmic Universal Series, the Paradise Pisces announced a significant roster change for the 2009 season. Pitcher Oliver Wendell Holmes (b. March 8), with the team since Season 2003 has been deactivated and Benjamin Davis Williams III, a distinguished educator, also born on March 8, will join the team...The changes are effective immediately. (Is Holmes even out of the locker room yet?)

Chelsea Clinton (b. February 27), the team's General Manager, noted that in addition to serving in the United States Marine Corps (1957-1961), Williams (no relation to veteran Pisces pitcher Vanessa Williams (b. March 18) was a hockey and tennis coach while teaching at the Pomfret SchoolPisces Index Plate in Connecticut. Clinton also observed that the Pisces pitching staff needs some new blood. In that connection, Williams was very much an agent of change during the fifteen years (1969-1984) he was the Headmaster of Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts.

Change defined the Williams' tenure at that independent New England private school. Under Williams, the school became coeducational (again), and the Board of Trustees elected its first female member. The curriculum was overhauled to emphasize independent student study. As an example of educational innovation, Williams' launched LA II, a virtual "school within a school". In 1972, the Academy seal, in use since 1862 was redesigned. Clearly, Williams is comfortable with change and if Chelsea Clinton seeks to shake things up on this championship team's pitching staff...more power to her.


November 30, 2008

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Cosmic Universal Series
Paradise Pisces Sweep Series

The Paradise Pisces dominated the Delta Dragons in this season's Cosmic Universal Series. The Pisces won their fourth straight series game today behind seven strong innings of pitching by Robert Bork who picked up the win. The tale of this series is the incredible offensive combustion that spontaneously erupted at the plate when the Fish went to bat.

Pisces Shortstop (and racecar enthusiast) Lance Reventlow was named Game 4's Most Cosmic Player (MCP) and Pisces centerfielder, and former political kidnap victim Patty Hearst won the Series MCP Award for her remarkable offense. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the steady third baseman for the Pisces won Game MCP honors for his work in the first and third games while Pisces catcher and litigation technology specialist Felicia Gleaton was the Game 2 MCP.

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