Opening Night got off to a great start with with the presentation of the Commissioner's Trophies. Lich won his second straight ERA Terminator Award, setting up a Clash of the Titans with Termie for this years award, and Web winning his first batting title (The Splendid Splinter award) and also receiving the First Ever Tater Award, he hit 2, a record. So Web got a Very Special Double Dipper trophy!!
As for the game, X-Man started the season by drawing a leadoff walk from Goddamnit Kenny. Ken got Troop on a comebacker and then Tater King let Supe's grounder pass thru his legs untouched. That's right Batting Champ, it's 2008 now and that big fat contract you got from your career Year won't play for you . All the offseason Broads and boozing didn't work out for him. Might be a long season for Super Web (-:....I kid because i love....
X scored on a miscue then Blap plated X with a FC, and the season's first Ribbi was recorded.. Chap was rubbed on a 9-3, welcome to the Dome.
Chap rubbed out the Damnits quickly, then the 2 Lich Rookies Bee dee and Hef bada bing bada boomed for a run. beautiful. See how easy this is fellas??? No further damage.
Duse was a victim of a Buck e-6 and 3 self inflicted wounds for 2 unearned 3rd inning runs, and the Liches had an ominous 6-0 lead after 3 1/2.
Appropriately, the game came down to Termie-Lich. Termie has NO margin because Lich is unhittable in the Dome with the high gas and the drop ball.
Termie had to squirm out of a bases loaded jam in the 7th after a leadoff E-3, single and a BB. Trouble was averted when Casey snagged Supe's liner and doubled up Lick. Troops grounder to Stu ended the threat.
The Boys blew thru the 8th and with one out Fog had a great at bat and worked Lich for a walk. Fog reached 3rd on an error and scored when Stu stole 2nd. Caset took a called 3rd strile on a nice curveball which eluded Supe momentarily. As Supe recovered and made a nice throw to first to nab Caset, Stu took 3rd. That left it up the Hammer. Hammer worked the count deep and finally sucommed to another Lich hook for strike 3 and the ballgame.
Final Score Liches 8, Damnits 7
Ok, I think the Boxscore will suffice top describe this one-sided massacre. Although Lich and Termie received earnies, and Chap continued with his spotless pitching. Supe made a statement with 4 clean innings as well. The new guys are having a great offensive start, so the state are interesting so far. On to the next series...The Naturals vs. The Youkilis