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Pisces' manager, Henry Miller, believes he's shored up the pitching rotation with the addition of Christina Rossetti from the P.R.B. and Nathanael West from the Bohemians; both had remarkable rookie seasons last year. The Pisces' picked up Ludwig Van Beethoven from the Songbirds. Beethoven replaces the popular mountain gorilla, Digit, who retired after three seasons. The addition of Frances Farmer and Caresse Crosby, both from the Vestal Virgins, should add more power to the lineup, which last year compiled a dismal .240 team batting average, lowest of all teams. The team has one brand new cosmic player. Rookie Lynn Behrendt, a poet from New York, will be fighting for the firstbase position. Veteran firstbaseman Allen Ginsberg has let it be known he would like to return to the Dharma Beats next season, so Behrendt has a shot at being the Pisces' everyday firstbasewoman.
There have also been persistent rumors that if the Pisces don't perform well this season and the Beats get back to the Cosmic Universal Series, then there might be a formal "flagship team" status change. That should motivate this team sufficiently.
Mayakovsky was a Russian poet identified with the Bolshevik Revolution. As a poet, painter, stage and screen actor, he uniquely typified the dialectic between the passion of the individual and the demand of the collective social culture in which the creative artist exists. His poetry celebrated the Russian revolution but he would become skeptical of the Soviet political philosophy. Ultimately the conflicts within this very passionate man led to his suicide at the age of 36.
|Vladimir Mayakovsky||Official Cosmic Record|
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The 16th Cosmic Universal Series was mostly dominated by pitching, as is usually the case. There were three games in which one team was shutout (Games 2, 3, 4). Page Browning, the Busriders' leftfielder was named the Series' Most Cosmic Player. Most of the controversy in this series centered on the umpiring which many observers considered substandard. But there was also the occassional lunacy one would expect when beatniks and pranksters get to playing ball.
This was the Beats first trip to the Series and it helps them in their quest to replace the Paradise Pisces as CBA's flagship team. But don't expect that to happen next season. The Beats are going to have to get back to the Series again, and win it all, if they are going to make a run for "flagship" status.
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Arendt, was a cosmic baseball player for six seasons (see record below). She was an above average secondbasewoman. Now she will function as the Vestal Virgins' new General Manager. She replaces television personality Harriet Nelson, who resigned over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Brief Arendt Biography
Hannah Arendt- Official Cosmic Record
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CBA News & Information Plate- December 1997 Archive
Published: January 1, 1998
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