Friday, September 26, 2014

The Cape County Carnies for the 18th Wiffle Ball World Series 2014 (Year of the Horse)

"...and all the horsemen’s faces gaudy and grotesque with daubings like a company of mounted clowns, death hilarious, all howling in a barbarous tongue and riding down upon them like a horde from a hell more horrible yet than the brimstone land of Christian reckoning, screeching and yammering and clothed in smoke like those vaporous beings in regions beyond right knowing where the eye wanders and the lip jerks and drools." -Blood Meridian The above passage is taken from Cormac McCarthy's 1985 western novel Blood Meridian. It's a scene depicting a large band of Comanche warriors moments from descending on a company of US soldiers. But it also could well be an eye witness account describing the frothing horde known as the Cape County Carnies advancing on the hallowed grounds in and around Sherwood Yards. For it is that time of year once again, my fellow wiff enthusiasts, when the air starts to sour with the pungent stench of mule dung and cheap stale booze and the sleeveless, tattooed, mullet-scalped, mustachioed misfits start coming out of the woodwork. And when the mule-drawn wagon carrying the savage six, your heroes, The Cape County Carnies, barrels into town to lay waste all who dare look upon their wretched visages. First to step down from the wicked wagon is the Daniel Plainview of the wiff world, Colonel Mutt, the unabashed shepherd of the Carnie ramble. He returns for yet another battle on the dusty field in hopes of championship triumph. Working diligently in the off season to hone his wiff skills in hopes to make this the year of the Carnie. Following the Colonel, is second in command, the always brassy, Big Daddy. Big Daddy is making his second tour on the Carnies. Proving himself more than worthy to fill the boots left vacant by the retired sibling of the Colonel, Dill Wiffle, as the Colonel's right hand man. Also making their returns are the flagrant Frenchman, the vile Veined 1, and the cantankerous Claws. The 18th Wiffle Ball World Series-Hosted by the fine folks @ Sherwood Yards, Cape Girardeau, MO Go in peace and do the work of the Lord.

1 comment:

  1. If wiff championships were won by the written'd be hoisting a trophy.