From Last Year's Series
Pittsfield completed their comeback run Tuesday at The Magnificent Confines of Herlihy Field with a 9-ZIP shellacking of the comatose Cooperstown 9. Perhaps a glimpse of things to come was provided by the pre-game condition of the Cooperstown "Manager". He was seen lurching around his bench, missing his right sock. When this was pointed out to him, he just looked at his bare foot, like it belonged to somebody else. He is usually well prepared, but on this day he looked like he had just escaped from a correctional facility, grabbing some random clothing from the clothes line of whatever back yard he was fleeing across. Did the Baseball Gods reach down and purposely disorient him? This scribe thinks so. Baseball was invented in PITTSFIELD.Paced by the hitting of Martendell and Curd, And the pitching of Sloat, Pietras and Curd; this was a complete Cooperstown night. The Pitt Crew scored 2 in the 1st, 3 in the 4th, and deuces in the 5th and 6th. Darkness shortened the pain for Cooperstown to 6 and a half innings, and when the dust settled, they had been SHUT OUT on 3 Hits!! This is a TNB first.
I know Cooperstown will not like this, but they have to COWBOY UP and move the Hall of Fame to Western Massachusetts. We'll give them a week