ED SOX DROP SEASON OPENER LOSING TO SKI BUMS.
SOMERVILLE (EP) The Ed Sox had one of their best offensive showings in recent memory,
stringing together walks and well-timed hits for a four-run fourth inning
against an opponent that played the 2004 season in the Intermediate
Division. But an 11-run third inning by Ski Bums put the game out of reach.
Although the Ed Sox opened their 2005 season with a loss, the team, playing
shorthanded, showed promise.
Among the highlights:
The Ed Sox, hoping to make the playoffs for a fourth-consecutive season,
entered the game shorthanded. To fill the roster, Ed Sox skipper coaxed
utility infielder/rightfielder Mary Ellen Mullaney out of retirement, and
claimed thirdbaseman/leftfielder Jay DeMarzo off waivers from the Pembroke
Boonies. DeMarzo has been sent down to the minors, but is expected to return
- Leadoff hitter Michael Keefe paced the Ed Sox with three runs and made a
fine grab in left field, his first outfield appearance with the team.
- Centerfielder Tim Farrell made fans forget all about Willie
What's-His-Name with several key catches.
- Pitcher Donna Barry hurled a scoreless fourth inning, and pitched a
remarkable six innings after missing all of spring training.
- Second-sacker Hannah Sarnow fielded several hard shots, pitched an inning
of relief keeping the score (relatively) close.
- Shortstop Dan Stachurski held down the middle infield and was part of a
fifth inning rally.
- Infielder/outfielder Linda Mason looked sharp in her new navy jersey.
In other Ed Sox news, the team appears close to resigning outfielder Sam
Longley. Longley, who was a member of the inaugural Ed Sox, has taken the
last two seasons off to spend time with his lady and to generally get his
shit together. Terms of the deal were not available at press time.
The Ed Sox next play at 12.30 at Tufts Field in Medford. Their opponent will
be Untamed Spirits, the team with the stupidest name.