Jimmy “Loose Cap” Bloss is missing.
It is my deepest sorrow to relay that Loose Cap has not been heard from ever since he telegraphed his decision to leave the Franklin Farriers Base Ball Club. Jimmy was a charter member when the club formed in 18__. He was a muckle on the field and a gentleman off. His consistent prowess with the bat and his recruitment of his two sons led to the Farriers’ nickname “The Bloss Bombers.”
His emotional message affirmed the difficulty and fortitude it took to announce his decision. Though his stated reason was to focus on family, this reporter has learned that Jimmy had been approached by Allan Pinkerton himself to direct the intrepid detective firm’s Morgantown, West Virginia, office. Such an honor is no surprise given Jimmy’s heroics as a double agent for the _______ side in the early stages of this nation’s recent civil war.
We wish the best of luck to Jimmy Bloss, wherever his cap lands.