League Leaders Take a Beating

Another fabulous day at the Friendly Confines of DR field. The game start time was reported to be precisely at 9:04 but, as usual it got delayed due to field maintenance and chit-chat. Everyone was very excited to see the big man Chris "The Ox" Oxley, back in the game after a two or three week haitus. The time off did him well, especially on the mound. He also blasted a solo shot in the third (I think) to a resounding call of "He's Baaaack!"
The teams were selected using the most high tech method we could come up with which was if your birthday fell in the first half of the year then you were on the Lincoln Loggers, if it was in the second half then you'd be playing for the Lincoln Lagers. Well a startling development happened with this seemingly random arrangement. Playing for the Loggers were four of the leagues leaders in hitting. Shoeless Jon-boy, wingman, west-coast, Howard Howell with a season batting average of .500, El Guapo with a stunning seven doubles, six homeruns, 28 RBI's and twenty walks, Lonichiro with a league leading 45 hits and the Vlox, whose stats don't begin to tell the story of his power and presence at the plate. Well, I can say it looked like a formidable line up to be taking the field at the Friendly confines.
That, however was not to be the case, as the Laggers, (whoops) Lagers comprised of J-Mack, Claudio "Chin Music" Frank, Hot Rod Beck and a surprise call up from the japanese leagues, Bubba Okajima. That's right folks the rumors are true. Randy Barnes has come out of retirement and everything you've heard about his pitching was confirmed today.
The Lagers put together a fantastic performance with each of the players both hitting and pitching solid games. The story of the game, though, has to be the break out performance of Claudio "Chin Music" Frank. Today he had a record tying three home run game, and he hit for the cycle. One of his yard balls was a grand slam and he was pushing the double digits as far as Rbi's go. It was impressive to watch.
Others who went Yard today were, the Vlox (welcome back Chris, were going to miss you this weekend.) El Guapo, maintaining his lead, Bubba Okajima, just a small display of his potential power, and Lonichiro. forgive me if I forgot anyone else.
All in all it was a game with a lot of fire works but as far as real grinders go it was not one of those. The final score ended up at 20 to 10 and so the game ended with a bit of a fizzle.
Right now everyone is looking forward to The Classic commencing on friday with simultaneous games at Mountaineer park, formerly Gap Bridge field, and Twin Oaks, Possibly Bird's Eye field by the end of the week. Game time will be at 6:00 PM sharp -no delays! The days are getting shorter as we speak.