The Raleigh River Goats

             Edgar the South Raleigh Slugger stepped up to the plate.  The Raleigh River Goats were down 2 – 4 against the Fuquay Lawn Mowers, and hope was slipping away.  The bases were loaded and Edgar was the worst slugger since Michael Jordan.  Jaundis the Pitcher who worked mornings at the Fuquay Walmart signaled to his catcher Gordon von Bojangles that he was going to throw a left handed warble.  The ball warbled towards Edgar and CRACK went the bat, sending the the ball soaring.  'The Goat Bed', the Raleigh River Goats fan section, went bonkers- all the analysts knew this one would fly out of the park.  It whistled higher and higher, but something happened no one foresaw....

             “The ball is flying higher and higher and, wait a second people, oh my GOODNESS... In an unbelievable turn of events, the referee has caught the ball... and that will do it! The ref has caught the ball and the game is OVER folks!” screamed ESPN analyst Mark Hamill.  It was true- while the other umps were curious as to why there was even a ref on their field, the ref had indeed caught the ball- the game was over.  The crowd was stunned, but they had no choice but to file out of the stadium.  Who won the game that day?  Who knows! It's actually impossible to know.  The Raleigh River Goats hung up their caps that evening and never again played a game of baseball as long as they lived.