Among softball scholars, the matchup between the Harlem Nights club, featuring Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pryor, and the Ghost Dad team lead by Sydney Poitier and Bill Cosby, is usually reserved for hushed tones of reverence.
Because this is the day softball history was made. Eddie Murphy slashed his way to a triple short of the cycle, driving in five. Redd Foxx made three diving catches to save runs, and Richard Pryor hit two doubles and twirled six excellent innings. 
However, with Harlem Nights winning 11-9 in the game’s final innings, Cosby soft-shoed his way to the plate before cranking a double. Sydney Poitier singled down the line, pushing runners to the corners. And then, in a double switch, a Cosby’s ghostly soul came to the plate with nothing in the rule book saying clones or essences of players were barred from entering as substitutions. 
Ghost Cosby squeezed the bat, the aluminum flaking off of it from his eternal strength. He took the first pitch, low, then the second, outside, and on the third, a high, towering lob with plenty of arc, he swung, sending it high and deep into the trees to win the game. Ghost Cosby disappeared as he rounded third, but the umpires still gave team Ghost Dad the win. For how could they not? The other realms had spoken, Ghost Dad would emerge victorious. 
And yeah, I am hiring an artist to make a Ghost Dad baseball tee as we speak. 
(image by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, via Buzzfeed, h/t @sundownmotel) 

Among softball scholars, the matchup between the Harlem Nights club, featuring Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pryor, and the Ghost Dad team lead by Sydney Poitier and Bill Cosby, is usually reserved for hushed tones of reverence.

Because this is the day softball history was made. Eddie Murphy slashed his way to a triple short of the cycle, driving in five. Redd Foxx made three diving catches to save runs, and Richard Pryor hit two doubles and twirled six excellent innings. 

However, with Harlem Nights winning 11-9 in the game’s final innings, Cosby soft-shoed his way to the plate before cranking a double. Sydney Poitier singled down the line, pushing runners to the corners. And then, in a double switch, a Cosby’s ghostly soul came to the plate with nothing in the rule book saying clones or essences of players were barred from entering as substitutions. 

Ghost Cosby squeezed the bat, the aluminum flaking off of it from his eternal strength. He took the first pitch, low, then the second, outside, and on the third, a high, towering lob with plenty of arc, he swung, sending it high and deep into the trees to win the game. Ghost Cosby disappeared as he rounded third, but the umpires still gave team Ghost Dad the win. For how could they not? The other realms had spoken, Ghost Dad would emerge victorious. 

And yeah, I am hiring an artist to make a Ghost Dad baseball tee as we speak. 

(image by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, via Buzzfeed, h/t @sundownmotel

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