Chicago White Stockings
Leftfielder Scott "Bugsy" Podsednik
Thirdbaseman Gordon "Buster" Beckham
Rightfielder Jermaine "Stretch" Dye
Hitter who has been designated Jim "Crusher" Thome
Centerfielder Alex "Slim" Rios
Catcher AJ "Wet Blanket" Pierzynski
Short Stop Alexei "Smiley" Ramirez
Firstbaseman Mark "Lefty" Kotsay
Secondbaseman Jason "Bugsy" Nix
Hurler John "Ace" Danks
Field Manager Ozzie "Skip" Guillen
Defending Worlds Champs Philadelphia Athletics
Thirdbaseman Adam "Machine Gun" Kennedy
Centerfielder Rajai "Crazy Legs" Davis
Catcher Kurt "Stone Wall" Suzuki
Leftfielder Scott "Knuckles" Hairston
Hitter who has been designated Nomar "Fidgets" Garciaparra
Short Stop Bobby "Bing" Crosby
Firstbaseman Tommy "Babyface" Everidge
Secondbaseman Mark "Hands" Ellis
Rightfielder Aaron "Noodles" Cunningham
Hurler Trevor "Chief" Cahill
Field Manager Bob "Gipper" Geren
The ambiance of this sporting match, played at a shortened Shibe Park in the Land of Oaks, was spiffy. None of that hipping and hopping, but just good ol' timey music, even a live band.
However, upon entering the bless-ed ballpark, I realized a vandal was afoot! The grass was a wreck. Must have been those rapscallion Frankford Yellow Jackets. Bad form, I say!
I must have been in good fortune on this day, as Henry Ford chose this base-ball game to showcase his latest horse-less carriages. Gee, I'd look swell in one of those.
Athletics famed flapper girl Kara was quite a doll
What is this? Words betwixt rivals?
White Stocking hurler John Danks
Trevor Cahill, he of Oceanside, California, was quite the bees knees today, though he did not receive a decision. Thanks for giving it the ol' college try, sport!
Eventually, my colleague and I trotted from the two-bit seats to the three-bit seats to get a closer view of the action. Here's "Knuckles" Hairston.
Surely these gents are talking about the dashing rookie campaign of southpaw Jamie Moyer. Now, that cat is on the up and up.
After Field Manager Bob Geren attempted to give this umpire the business about his need for updated spectacles, he was given the bum's rush. Better luck next time, Gipper.
Good heavens, what an odd throw. This man simply lobbed it underhand. What are they teaching these kids now? Must be the talking pictures.
Second-sacker Mark "Hands" Ellis proved to be quite the cat's pajamas this afternoon, launching a Home Run to make his Philadelphia nine the victors.
(Full gallery here. Hope you enjoyed it!)