Gnats Katz Throws Down for Georgia Mega-SeriesJune 16, 2010 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Savannah Sand Gnats
"Nick Brown thinks he's Jackie Moon now?" asked Katz, fresh off an afternoon tarp pull at Historic Grayson Stadium. "If he isn't wrasslin' a bear, he's no Jackie Moon."
With five games to play in the first half, the Savanna Sand Gnats, the New York Mets affiliate, and the Augusta GreenJackets, the San Francisco Giants affiliate, are in a dead heat for first place in the Southern Division at 39-26. The Gnats play one more game at home against Rome tonight, and the GreenJackets finish a series in Charleston, before the Gnats head to Augusta for four games, Thursday-Sunday, to finish the first half.
"I'm so excited for the final five games of this half, I wanted to put myself on the line," said Katz. "It's time to put up or shut up for Jackie...errrr... Nick Brown."
The challenge is simple: should the GreenJackets win the first-half, Katz will don a GreenJackets uniform and perform "Bat Man" duties for Augusta at their first home playoff game. If the Sand Gnats prevail, Brown will suit up for the Sand Gnats and perform the duties as a bat boy / sidekick (also known as "Robin" or "Barnacle Boy").
"That's the key here. If we win, Nick will be a sidekick in the dugout," said Katz. "If we lose, I will be Bat Man."
Officials from the GreenJackets were unavailable for comment, but were last seen at the sporting goods shop trying on baseball pants.
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