This week's game summary by Mark "Gaslight" Granieri is based loosely on Clement Clarke Moore’s poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and was inspired by the Liberty Base Ball tree. All pictures by“Gaslight”except for the team picture by his father George Granieri.
Twas the Saturday before Father’s Day
At East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway
Where they came by horse, carriage and cart
To display manly skills of the Base Ball art
"Jersey" Jim Nunn and sons Chris and Matt
They came to play two on the Liberty’s home field
Where the New Brunswick team promised not to yield
Arbiter Sam was all in black including coat and top hat
Fairly calling balls and strikes on each player’s bat
Neshanock watch as Dave "Illinois" Harris strikes
When out on the field the Neshanock were up by three
But by a final score of 8 to 4, a victory they did not see
The Flemington captain swore there would be a change next game
Lowball juggled the lineup and called the team out by name
“Now, Sideshow! now, Hawk! now, Thumbs and Lefty!
On, Jersey! on Mick! on, Illinois and Melky!
To the striker’s line! To the diamond to play Base Ball!
Now hit away! steal away! field manly all!”
Danny "Lefty" Gallagher strikes three ground rule doubles
The Neshanock sprang to their bats, and they took to the field
Where an error or a dropped ball they did not yield
This time victory 8 to 0 and as they left you could hear the call
Happy Father’s Day to all, and next weekend let’s play ball!