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05-08-2008, 05:39 PM
"The captains of each team moved their hands up a bat to see whose team went first."

Readers not familiar with this opening routine in baseball, as an alternative to flipping a coin, would probably not know what I'm talking about. Any suggestions about how I might say this in another way? I'm at a total loss.


05-08-2008, 06:46 PM
The team captains gripped the bat, starting at the bottom, and took turns climbing hand over hand until one of them ran out of wood, thus deciding whose team batted first.


05-08-2008, 06:49 PM
that's great.
Thanks a lot.
Now to rewrite the piece...