To paraphrase Casey at the Bat:
"The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Dolphin Club
The score stood 20-14 with no innings left to play.
Oh somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Dolphindom, the umpire called the
The game was 7 innings. SERC jumped off to a 5 run lead
in the first. However, we Dolphins were not intimidated.
Wee matched their 5 in our half of the first and posted
another five runs in the second. For several innings the
Mighty Dolphins held SERC scoreless. At the top of the 7th
the score stood 11-8. We were only 3 outs from victory.
Then the horror began. In less time than it takes to microwave
cold pizza, SERC scored 12 runs. How that happen, I just
cannot describe. We scored 3 runs in our half of the 7th,
but the momentum was gone. Final score 20-14.
Everyone had a very good time and there is interest in doing
The Challenge Put to the South End Club from our
own Ken Coren
August 19, 2005
Bill Wygant, President
South End Rowing Club
500 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
The Dolphin Swimming & Boating Club and South End Rowing
Club have long been rivals in a variety of athletic contests.
Feats of strength and skill dating from the 19th century
contribute to the legends and traditions of both institutions.
One important triumph has yet to be attained - the Softball
Championship of Aquatic Park. How such an oversight could
go unnoticed since 1877 is a mystery. It is time to make
things right. Which of our ancient and venerable clubs can
hit the long ball and rack up the most runs?
To find out, the Dolphin Club challenges the South End
to a co-ed game for the Softball Championship of Aquatic
Time: 3:30 PM, Sunday September 25, 2005
Place: Moscone Field
Teams consist of 5 men and 5 women. Use of knives and small
arms on the field of play will be strictly prohibited.
As a gesture of organizational acumen and respect for rules,
the Dolphin Club will provide all necessary equipment (bases,
mitts, bats, balls, catcher’s gear) and two (yes two)
big, professional, humorless umpires. Is the South End in?
If so, ask a SERC representative to contact Joe Cowan, firstname.lastname@example.org
or (650) 219-3768. Preparations for the big game will begin.Very
Ken Coren, President
Dolphin Swimming & Boating Club