Weekends in the summer at Mayor Danehy Park equal gametime. It's generally an across the board affair, with little kippers swinging at tee-balls in one corner, swaggering men's softball leagues in another corner, and the occassional highly entertaining cricket match in between. Oscar and I usually weave in-between the team sports on our way to the tall grasses and marshy bits (where all the park rabbits leave delicious trails to follow), but this Sunday morning we were invited into a hallowed dugout to cheer on our very own - team Fringe Union was a proud participant in the Gentle Giant Moving Co.'s 2012 chairity softball event (to benefit Groundwork Somerville), and sweet Budweiser before 11am, they played to WIN. Seriously. They killed it, defeating FOUR teams before retiring to the BBQ tent to nurse their abraded shins and watch the final rounds form the sideline. JOB. WELL. DONE.
Oscar took his job as impromptu team mascot very seriously, boosting player morale with nuzzles and giant, not-great-smelling dog kisses. He was, no doubt, overjoyed at being in the b-ball field's special chainlink nook when there were real live rounds of food being offered up (sweet, sweeeet local doughnuts) since this favorite spot is typically only littered with wrappers and empty paper plates by the time we cruise through in the evenings... *lots of divine smells, but only random scores of discarded food itself.
To the Beast's discontent, the pastries were not shared... and without deep-fat-fried sustinence, there was little left for this dog to do but sack out in the grass and hope a foul ball didn't sail in his direction.