Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Both Teams Weary Of Game 2 Hero

Mexicans Say "We Don't Need Him"

A year has past since Bobby Costa's dramatic game-winning homer last year against his former Portuguese mates. This year, Bobby is returning to his Portuguese heritage amongst a skeptical team and indifferent former squad.

The Mexicans, who profited from Bobby's come-from-behind three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, have been ungrateful of his role in giving them a 2-0 lead in the series.

"I don't really care," said Mexican manager Michelle Garcia, "We all know he's not a true Mexican, anyway. We used him and abused him."

The manager was also vehement in adding, "We don't need him. We're up 2-0, biatch. We still don't have a goddamn trophy, either!"

When confronted with the Mexicans indifference towards his accomplishments for them, Bobby Costa was circumspect.

"That's okay. It's something that I've been through my entire life. People are always using and abusing my talent; taking advantage of a superstar."

Bobby also plans to exact revenge on his former team while changing his style of play due to pending changes in the home run rules.

"We're going to take out some of the home run rules, this year, so I'm going to be aiming to knock some of the Mexicans down in the infield."

Bobby's new team is anxious to have his power back in their lineup but a few are still concerned over his exploits from a year ago.

"Bobby's selfishness is disconcerning, but we're all here to win the Cup for Suzie. If he can get some big hits for us, I'm sure we'll all forget his behavior last year," said Portuguese manager Steve Tavares.

Others also remember Bobby's decision to bat lefthanded during the famous home run making it easier to knock it over the rightfield fence which was in play.

"Listen, he wanted to be the winner regardless of whether he was Mexican or Portuguese. That's our nature as Portuguese people. Besides, the Mexicans don't even remember his name. Pretty much, I feel sorry for Bobby," said Portuguese infielder, Milton Costa.

"The real problem, though, was that he took hacks--hacks!--when he should have been striking out," Milton added.

Bobby's decision to play harder against the team that traded him rather than play the role of spy was easy.

"I felt betrayed by my team. I came there with the expectation of playing for the Portuguese flag. It hurt," said Bobby.

Bobby arrived at Palomares Hills Park last year thinking he was playing for his beloved country, only to be traded to the shorthanded Mexicans fifteen minutes before gametime.

"I did everything in my power so that they would pay the price of trading the superstar," said Bobby.

The fact that Bobby had no intention of playing for Mexico nor did he willingly go to the other side has given some solace to his new teammates.

"We've already talked," said Milton, "The fact is that the manager traded him; he didn't go on his own. With the free agent market as it is; he did what he did, but he knows his roots."

Sure, he's welcome back; of course, we're the one's who gave him away, but he didn't have to hit that homerun," said Portuguese catcher, Marianne Doral.

Newcomers to the series are also aware of the controversy over Bobby, but they're willing to accept him.

Said rookie outfielder, Patrick Doral, "He's like Jerry Rice. He played for the Niners and then the Raiders. He played good for the Raiders, but I didn't like him at first, but now I do. Bobby's alright, but he's still a traitor. Bitch!"

3rd Annual Softball Game In Memory of Suzie
Sunday, August 21, 2005, 2pm
Palomares Hills Park, Castro Valley
"This Time It's for Citizenship"

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