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Athletics on Mount Olympus

Category: Rated G

I received this one from Richard P. Stymans, a faithful contributor. The original version was published in C&C News.


Joseph Matt of Downers Grove, Ill, recalls a historic milestone of baseball that appeared in 1988 in _The Stirring Rod_, the newsletter of the Chicago Chemists’ Club. The scene was Mount Olympus, where Bacchus, the Greek god of wine, had thrown a party for a pair of visiting Roman deities — Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, and Janus, the two-faced god of doors and beginnings.

veryone overdid it, more or less. Ceres at one point was staggering and turning in circles; Janus, equally submerged, was trying to dance with her. Bacchus feared that the pair might fall over, so he went to steady them. This marked the first time that a whirled Ceres was held with a double-header.

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