Latinos destroy Brookfield Bombers
(MANHATTAN, 9/18/1999) A bad football score. A massacre, pure and simple.
There is just no other way to describe today's game between the Latinos,
Bronx's champion team and Brooklyn's champion team, the Brookfield Bombers.
The Bombers are a group of friends from Staten Island who emerged as the
winning team in this year's first Stickball Classic event held in Brooklyn.
The Latinos have emerged as the team to beat in this year's competition.
Each at-bat for the Latinos was a score fest. Many of the team's young power
hitters sent deep shots into the outfield or sharp line drives off the
buildings bordering Vanderbilt Ave, then bouncing fair on the field.
The Bombers fell into disarray, but played on proudly. While Curtis Sliwa the
Commissioner of Stickball urged them to throw in the towel, the team was
determined to play through the game, remaining unswayed by Sliwa's pleas "No
mas, no mas." Still, the game was an experience and we salute the Bombers
pride and participation in the event.
The lopsided 34-2 victory assured the Latinos that they would get a by in the
finals, playing the winners of the Bronx Knights vs Emperors match to
determine this year's champions.