Wednesday, June 06, 2012

D-Day Remembered

"Titan, have you got a thing for Al Pacino?" queried George 'Chemist' Hauss at the conclusion of play at Kinsley. Titan had put a game together that also involved stalwarts George 'Teacher' Febles and Frank 'Slats' Slattery to celebrate his recent return to Yonkers after a month long stint in Florida, sans tennis. The late afternoon match did not start well for the twosome of TT/'Slats' who were riddled by the invigorated serve of the 'Chemist' and the timely lobs of the 'Teacher,' ever exposing Titan's leaden feet in the (2-6) opening set loss. 'Slats' laid into the 'bloated behemoth' at the start of the second set promising  to keep Titan on a short leash away from the net, and to clean up the mess he was making at the baseline. "Don't tell me you're pooped. I can see you're playing like shit" excoriated 'Slats.' "But Frankie, the 'Chemist' intimidates me now that he plays USTA. He even wins singles against shlubs like us." "You're USTA too, Titan" reminded the 'Teacher.' An Utterly, Stupid, Talkative Asshole whose only worth is organizing games for the guys. "Hey George, you better check the blog tomorrow. "Titan did his part in our (6-2, 6-4) victories in sets two and three" countered the 'coddling counselor.' "Dog shit,  er, Bull shit, it was that Tully who never stopped yapping on the sideline who carried the day for them" interjected the 'Teacher.' "Chemist,' I said that we'd play on Wednesday, June 6, D-Day, the 68th anniversary of a great moment in American history, an event that makes America an exceptional nation. I want all my readers to realize that that incompetent in the White House, who so many foolishly voted for, did not even recognize it today, preferring to have his hand out in fund raisers. Tully is here because it is a "Dog Day Afternoon" but we are here because of the sacrifices of our fathers and grand fathers who stormed Omaha Beach that June 6, 1944.

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