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|February 1999 Archives|
- CURRENT NEWS & INFORMATION
- COSMIC GAME: Bolex Poetics @ Paradise Pisces (Exhibition) (February 19)
- COSMIC GAME: Dharma Roses @ Vestal Virgins (Exhibition) (February 17)
- 1999 Cosmic Season Notes (February 15)
- Ray Bremser- 1999 Cosmic Player Plate (February 3)
- Francis Marion- 1999 Cosmic Player Plate (February 1)
- January 1999 News (Archive)
|February 19, 1999|
|COSMIC GAME: Bolex Poetics @ Paradise Pisces (Pre-Season Exhibition)|
The Pisces eked out one run in the second inning and that was it. Despite Poetics pitcher Jonas Mekas' lack of control (6 walks), the Pisces could find no way to capitalize on the free bases. The Pisces don't have much speed, but that's the least of their worries. There's no offensive power; they managfed nothing more singles in only six hits.
The Poetics may be the best defensive team in all of cosmic baseball. They turned over three artful doubleplays and the outfield of rookie Bryan Frye, Harry Smith and Hollis Frampton represent some of the best arms throwing orbs in the league. And offensively their showing some magic. Everyone in the lineup got a hit, including pitcher Mekas. His brither Adolfas, batting in the number eight spot smashed a wicked double in the fourth inning. Bruce Baillie is likely to have a career year both standing and squatting at home plate.
It's just pre-season exhibition baseball but some of the writing is already on the outfield walls.
|February 17, 1999|
|COSMIC GAME: Dharma Roses @ Vestal Virgins (Pre-Season Exhibition)|
This all-women cosmic baseball game revealed that the veteran Vestal Virgins should be a contender in the Cosmic Overleague this season. The newly created Dharma Roses might end up sitting near the bottom of the Cosmic Underleague unless they find some punch in their hitting. But one suspects that once the season is underway tried and true hitters like Joan Haverty and LuAnne Henderson will provide some needed offense.
Rookie umpire Linda Tripp was behind the plate calling balls and strikes and by all accounts she was consistent with her interpreation of the strike zone although her understanding of the rules still leaves something to be desired.
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|February 15, 1999|
|1999 Cosmic Season Notes|
|February 3, 1999|
|Ray Bremser- 1999 Cosmic Player Plate|
Bremser was drafted from the Utica Outlaw League shortly after his corporeal death on November 3, 1998. He joins the 1999 Dharma Beats as the team's rookie starting thirdbase poet.
|February 1, 1999|
|Francis Marion- 1999 Cosmic Player Plate|
The real "Swamp Fox" starring Francis Marion was a warrior of particular note in the southern theater of action during the American Revolutionary War. He started his military career in the early 1760s when he fought against the Cherokee in the woods of South Carolina. (Marion's ancestors were French Huguenots who came to the "new world" to escape religious persecution. The Cherokee feeling persecuted by the new world colonists did not escape anywhere but rather fought a losing battle.)
The television show dealt with Marion's exploits against the British after the fall of Charleston in 1780. Marion led what was essentially a group of guerilla warriors that surreptitiously attacked British communications lines, sabotaged munitions depots and ambushed British patrols. The ability of Marion's men to disappear into the swamps around the Santee River reportedly caused his enemy, the British Colonel Banastre Tarleton, to call him a "swamp fox which the devil himself could not catch."
The 1999 Wonderland Warriors drafted Marion out of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment Rookie League where he distinguished himself at the shortstop position.