Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Delivering the Goods - Timely

"Titan, you were there when we needed you, is all I can say" was the summary comment made by Frank 'Slats' Slattery. 'Slats' had called the TennisTitan to fill in for the 'Kraut' who had failed to show at Andrus Park for a scheduled doubles match against Joe 'Gimpy Knees' Cruz and 'Rockin' Rick Ricci. TT had been taking an afternoon stroll with Tully in nearby Bronxville Park when he received the S.O.S. Ala Clark Kent he transformed himself into a 'tennis tornado' in a matter of minutes. Teaming with 'Slats,' Titan transitioned himself from 'peripatetic patroon' walking his dog to 'deadly dynamo' 'walking the walk' to capture the first set (6-4). Two hours later TT/'Slats' pocketed another (11-9) hard fought set. A dispirited  'Gimpy Knees' opined "I know you saved the day for us by coming over so quickly without notice but your saving five set points on your serve was incredible." 'Slats' remarked "and he held serve in crunch time, at 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, equally impressive." "And he even dressed a good game because he didn't know he was going to play when he left his house" said 'Rockin' Rick.

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