Sigh. No sadder day in the year than this one, when baseball in Cotuit comes to a bittersweet end with the last swing of the bat.
The Kettleers, despite the best record in the Cape Cod Baseball League, the best hitter (Patrick Biondi) and the best closer (Dan Slania), lost a heartbreaker to the Bourne Braves this evening at Cotuit’s Lowell Park.
Some questionable calls by the ump in the eighth let Bourne send in an insurance run and from there, well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Anyway, now I have to find a way to fill my evenings, and know, come some bleak day in late February when the slush is thick and the landscape looks like a black and white Bergman film, I’ll pull into the ballpark parking lot and sit there, windshield wipers slapping, and look out at the pitcher’s mound and pine for that day in early June when the next batch of college ball players take to the field and play ball.