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Eden Bohemians @ Telecity Superbas

A Season 1999 Middleleague Game

23-August-1999 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
Bohemians 0 0 2 0 3 4 0 3 0 12 15 0
Superbas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0




Most Cosmic Player
Ernest Miller Hemingway: 5-At Bats; 2-Hits; 1 Homerun (Grandslam, 6th Inning); 5-Runs Batted In (RBIs)
The 1954 Nobel Prize winner for literature joined the CBA as a rookie in 1998. His human talent apparently has survived the transmogrification. He's become an outstanding outfielder and batsman on the cosmic fields of play.

Hemingway turned 100 on July 21. His agility and wonderful economy of movement exhibited both in the field and at the plate are just a couple of the characteristics that make Hemingway destined to become a cosmic star.

With regard to his literary accomplishments, which is why he is remembered, his four major novels [The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952)] are common texts in secondary and college level literature courses. In describing Hemingway's quest as a writer, Alfred Kazin wrote (in his 1964 review of Hemingway's posthumously published A Moveable Feast):

All his writing life Hemingway labored after that "true sentence." He sought, I think, the sentence that would have the primacy of experience, that would relive a single unit of experience.

Ernest Hemingway

Game Notes
Homeruns Hemingway Triples Lardner, Perec Doubles Hemingway, Lardner, Mishima, O. Nelson
Double Plays Bohemians-1; Superbas-1
Errors none; Stolen Bases none Caught Stealing none
Left-on-Base Bohemians-8; Superbas-9
Umpires Marv Albert, Frank Gifford, Edward M. Kennedy
Attendance 19,899 Time 3 hours 10 minutes

These two teams have been running neck and neck all season long for the title of dominant team in the Cosmic Middleleague. Since it is writers (Bohemians) against television personalities (Superbas) this battle has added fuel to the already hot debate about television's impact on the declining number of readers in the United States. This game got a lot of advanced billing and everyone expected a tightly played game. Instead we got a blow-out which, if symbolism and metaphor mean anything, suggests that writing and reading are better ways to spend our leisure time.

This game was so lop-sided that for the casual viewer all the fuss made about the Middleleague pennant race must seem like just so much hot air. Bohemian starter Edgar Allan Poe went the distance and pitched a wry, sly seven-hit shutout. Bohemian outfielder Ernest Hemingway clobbered a baseball so hard it left the field of play like a bullet. The fact that Miguel Cervantes, Ring Lardner, and Sinclair Lewis were all on base made this Hemingway's first cosmic grand slam homerun. Hemingway ended the day with five RBIs and the game's Most Cosmic Player award.

Scoring Summary

Third Inning (Bohemians): Miguel Cervantes leads off with a walk. Yukio Mishima singles, advancing Cervantes to secondbase. Ring Lardner doubles, getting an RBI as Cervantes crosses the plate; Mishima advances to thirdbase. Sinclair Lewis hits a sacrifice fly scoring Mishima. Bohemians lead 2-0.

Fifth Inning (Bohemians): Lardner leads off with a triple. Lewis walks. Georges Perec hits a two-RBI triple scoring Lardner and Lewis. Franz Kafka hits an RBI-single scoring Perec. Bohemians lead 5-0.

Sixth Inning (Bohemians): Cervantes gets another lead-off walk. After Mishima lines out to the shortstop, Lardner and Lewis hit singles loading the bases. Ernest Hemingway hits a grand slam homerun. Bohemians lead 9-0.

Eighth Inning (Bohemians): Mishima leads off with a single. Lardner strikes out. Lewis singles. Hemingway hits a double, gets his fifth RBI as Mishima crosses the plate. After Perec strikes out on three pitches, Kafka gets two-RBIs off his single to centerfield when Lewis and Hemingway cross homeplate. Bohemians win 12-0

Cosmic Game Report- Bohemians @ Superbas (1999 Middleleague Game)
Published: August 24, 1999
Copyright © 1999 by the Cosmic Baseball Association