Franklin – For the first time in history, the Franklin Farriers lost an opening game. The fourth season of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball got underway this weekend, capped by a 2:30 meeting of the Farriers and their friendly rivals, the Stewart’s Creek Scouts.
The Scouts took full advantage of the blustery winds blowing toward the outfield, plating 8 runs in the 1st inning. The Farriers got on the board early but could not overcome the Scouts’ adept defense. The final tally was an excruciating 22-4.
A scare occurred in the 6th inning as Jimmy “Loose Cap” Bloss pulled his hamstring bolting to 1st base. He came up short, hobbling, and had to be helped off the field by a pair of teammates. Ice packs were donated by concerned cranks. Jimmy sat out the rest of the game. Fortunately, he felt or heard no “pop” and he was eventually able to limp around. He expects to miss next game to ensure his leg can serve him the rest of the season.
“The worst part,” Jimmy was heard to say, “is that I was going to beat the throw.”