Here’s a great photo showing members of the Edison Band of Indigenous Baseball Players celebrating the announcement that Alameda voters approved a ballot measure enabling construction of a tribal casino. The opulent Las Vegas style gaming emporium will be located on Lincoln Avenue, between Pearl Street and Versailles Avenue. The Mayor and City Council were unavailable for comment, but a spokesperson for developer MoonPal told PlayBall!, “Despite unfounded public concerns, we believe the project will be a huge boost to the local economy.”
Okay, enough of the Election 2010 shenanigans. While this photo does capture a band of Edison Indians celebrating, they are actually in the middle of a victory cheer following their fourth consecutive Bantam League win. This time their victim was the Longfellow Tigers who were scalped by a score of 26-10. Wielding the big war clubs for Edison were: Kevin Dillon (4 hits, 4 runs, 2 triples), Terry Lowry (4 hits, double, triple), David Bartley and Brad Keiffer (3 hits each).
I can still hear Barry Weiss’ favorite victory chant: “Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Sunflower seeds! Sunflower seeds! Yeaaaaah!”