Thursday, August 05, 2004

Ride Me, Dazzler

With Jody busy doing surgical things, we remaining Dazzlers giddied up   for a rescheduled match against the 11-0 BT Rookies. Gerard's delayed NY return flight left Tinkerman Tony free to swap and fiddle with field positions between each innings, confusing ourselves much more than the opponents. Some good defence, though, notably a superbly nonchalant catch from Lorna at second base, solid runsaving from the outfield by Rob and Richard, and fine base play from Karen Atkin and Mark Capell. Newcomer Nicole Pocock batted 2 for 3, 1 RBI, overcoming initial bewilderment at this strange slowpitch strike zone. And nice to see Amy (3 for 4, 2 runs scored) and Jamie (a huge 3-run homer anchoring our 6th inning rally) back from their holidays well refreshed.

Lost 22-8, but against the best team in the League, that's surely no embarassment. Can we say the same, though, for that big evening of beers and recycled cheap smutty gags in the Finsbury
Arms later? Dazzlers defeated, but not first out of the pub, yay!