Play-by-play announcer Gary Burmeister: And Jackie Thompson steps to the plate. He's mired in a slump, Dan.
Color Commentator Dan Stein: Indeed he is, Gary. He's two for his last thirty-six, and hasn't had an extra-base hit in a month.
Burmeister: And the pitch from Fernandez is a called strike on the outside corner.
Stein: When Thompson's in his groove, he'd never let that pitch go by him.
Burmeister: And the next pitch is a slider, and Thomson hits a weak grounder to second. Carter scoops it up and throws to first, and that's the second out of the inning.
Stein: And that's - Gary what the hell is that?
Burmeister: Looks like a - tentacle of some sort, coming up at first, and *ho*ly shit, it's sucked up the first baseman!
Stein: What the fuck is a tentacle doing out there?
Burmeister: More important, what the hell is that thing *attached* to the tentacle?
Stein: Oh dear God...
Burmeister: I think God just left the fucking building, Dan.
Stein: Is that thing... oh my... ia ia cthulhu f'thagn....
Miskatonic Valley Junior Baseball Association fan pack, donated by Puddin' of the Black Phoenix Trading Post! "Each pack comes with a raglan baseball tee (printed with the team and sponsor's logos), a 12" x 5" team pennant (genuine felt!), and a bottle of Miskatonic Valley Junior Baseball Association's Spring Training 2008 scent! This season's scent is brought to you courtesy of Mother Shub's Peanut Brittle Caramel Popcorn - hand-crafted at home by her one-thousand young'uns!"
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Baseball-specific portion of this post mostly guest-written by Adam. Thanks, Adam! *kisses husband*
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