Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Shooting Star

"Hell, Frankie, he was a super nova tonight" a bedazzled TennisTitan offered at the conclusion of play. The 'pompous panderer' and Frank 'Slats' Slattery had just dropped the final set to George 'Chemist' Hauss and Mike 'not so stellar' Stella (3-6). The story of this evening's play was not the usual consistency of the 'Chemist,' 'Slats,' and your erstwhile reporter, but rather of the emergence of a 'Stellar Stella' performing light years beyond what he had previously displayed at Kinsley. Mike was a factor in all four corners on his side of the net. TT/'Slats' played to their capabilities, managing to capture the second set (7-5) after dropping the opener (4-6). But 'Chemist'/'Stellar' played the critical points in all three sets magnificently, whether in exchanges from the baseline, handling approach shots, or fending off lobs that might have tipped the balance to the 'bombastic blowhard' and the 'coddling counselor.' As the foursome left the court 'not so Stella' was heard to remark to a smiling 'Chemist,' Do you think Titan will refer to me as the 'amazing asteroid' in blog?" "Nah", retorted the 'Chemist,' he's more likely to refer to you as the  'careening comet,' here today, gone tomorrow."

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