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August 28, 2005


Game 1 - Brooklyn Atlantics 8 - Gothams 1

Game 2 - Brooklyn Atlantics 9 - Gothams 0

Central Park, NY - Bitter over their recent defeat to the Mighty Gothams, The Brooklyn Atlantics came back with a vengeance in defeating the Gothams handily by tallies of 8-1 and 9-0. The Gothams, or should we say Gotholutes since the Gothams consisted of 6 Gothams and 5 Resolutes filling in for the absentee Gothamites, actually played a fine defensive game, but were unable to strike either the ball or fear in the Atlantics on this overcast day. To give the Atlantics their due, they displayed about as fine defensive performance as you will see in a base ball match.

Game 1: 1864 Rules

The Atlantics were thrown off balance by Coach's fine pitching and an excellent catch by Spike on a one-hopper just over his head at shortstop to Chicago them in the first. The Gothams followed suit by going down 1-2-3 in each of the first 4 innings. The first ace of the game was tallied on a home run by Flash, the Atlantic's first base tender in the second inning. The Atlantics added an additional ace that inning plus 3 more in the 3rd to take a 4-0 lead after 3. It could have been even worse if it weren't for Sparky throwing out Toothpick attempting to steal 2nd base.

One more ace was tallied by the Atlantics in the 4th, but the Gotham defense prevented addition aces on an amazing snare of a one-hopper by Coach on the mound, some fancy footwork by Billy at second, and an amazing recovery and one-handed catch of a deep fly to center by the Gotham centerfielder Mixer. Mixer was even surprised himself and went oopsadaisey (fittingly his alternate nickname is Daisi any way) right on his rear afterwards causing a brief injury to his behind! The Atlantics managed another ace on a smart base-running play by TC, practically stealing home on the unaware Gothams after the play appeared to be over. Although the Gothams did not tally am ace in the 5th, they did manage to break up Trotter's no-hitter on a single by Sparky, who was then put out on the bases by a fine double play by Trotter snaring Spike's one-hopper and running down Sparky on the bases.

Coach proceeded to Chicago the Atlantics in the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. The Gothams appeared to threaten in the 7th inning when Kent smashed a ball high into the trees in right field, but the ball rattled around enough to fall into the Atlantic right fielder Anthony's hands after one bound. The Gothams finally tallied an ace in the bottom of the 8th inning on a double by Danny and a single by Scratch. Unfortunately that would be the Gothams only ace of the entire afternoon. After the Atlantics added a final ace in the 9th, the Gothams finished things off by going down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning to end the game with an 8-1 defeat to the Atlantics.

Individual Stats:

Coach - 0-3

Scratch - 1-3, 1 SB

Sparky - 1-3

Spike 1-4, 1 SB

Mixer - 0-3

Quickstep - 0-2

Bobby - 0-2

Kent - 0-2

Billy - 0-2

Danny - 1-2, 1 2B, 1 Ace

Shoeless - 0-2

Game 2: 1864 Rules

The second game went very similar to the first game. The Atlantics tallied an ace in the first to take a 1-0 lead, which would turn out to be all that they would need on this afternoon. PigTail Chicagoed the Gothams for 9 innings for a total whitewashing of the game. The only rallies the Gothams had were by singles and stolen bases by Quickstep, Scratch, and Trolley in the 3rd, 4th, and 9th innings, respectively. Sparky managed the only other hit for the Gothams. The Atlantics were again aided by a Home Run by Flash (which was assisted by a tree coming down and swatting Scratch's throw from the outfield), fine defense by TC in left, Toothpick in Center, Shakespeare at 3rd, and the Dream at short to build there 9-0 victory. The Atlantics only miscue was Hawk running back to 3rd base after running almost home for no apparent reason! The Gothams played good defense (specifically Sparky handling several foul tips behind the plate and Bobby picking off a runner at 2nd) as well behind the crafty Bobby on the mound for the Gothams in this game, but it wasn't enough due to the silenced bats.

Hats off to a finely played baseball game in the fine park in the middle of Manhattan. Until next time, Huzzah!

Individual Stats:

Mixer - 0-4

Scratch - 1-3, 1 SB

Sparky - 1-3

Kent - 0-3

Shoeless - 0-3

Bobby - 0-3

Billy - 0-3

Danny - 0-3

Quickstep - 1-3, 1 SB

Trolley - 1-3, 1 SB



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