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Unit 1 - Bottom of the Ninth 1A Introduction This song tells a dramatic story that is familiar to any baseball fan. The home team is losing by one run in the bottom of the ninth inning in an important game. The stadium is packed; the crowd is going crazy. The team has one more chance to tie the game. In this case, that chance goes by the name El Gato. 1B Song Lyrics I like the way you swing. I like the way you play the game. Everybody was charged like a battery, The stadium was filled to capacity . The maximum amount of fans, not the minimum, The most. The whole crowd was cheering ‘em. They were rocking in their seats, While in the city, they were bopping in the streets. The crowd was boisterous , making noise for us, Rough, wild, loud enough, these boys are tough. Bottom of the ninth inning, and the score was tight, Five to four. I’m sad to report we weren’t winning. Usually, the other team was inept at pitching, They lacked skill in it like the park lacks ceilings. But today, they had held back and restrained From throwing too many balls away. But next up to the plate (or “plato”) Was the hero of our team, El Gato. The commentary came from an announcer Named Dave, who commented upon the game. He had a low voice, and he said: “Next up, the cat with bat, El Gato!” The whole crowed marveled at this marvel , They watched him in astonishment like a model. He was a big factor in our winning streak, He was the reason the men and the women shrieked. Hook He was sweating, and the cumulative effect Of many hours in the sun: His brow was wet. The pitcher tried to intimidate and scare him up, He had the face of a bear and the smell of a skunk. El Gato painstakingly tightened his gloves, He did it very carefully, tight like hugs. The pitcher got a strike on the first pitch that he threw, And then El Gato swung and missed: strike number two. Now all the fans were in pain and anguish , 4 The Word Up Project: Level Green
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Like someone had sat on their hope sandwich. It was unanimous , everybody agreed, That it was too exciting to sit in our seats. Pitch three, continuous movement, no stop, In slow-mo, until we heard a loud pop. The ball was going, going, gone, And the crowd erupted and exploded in a song. Hook 1C Words Defined Below you’ll find each vocabulary word that was used in the song. Each word is followed by the part of speech, a simple definition and a meaningful sentence. Some words will also have synonyms, antonyms and other forms of the word listed. 1. boisterous (adj) noisy and rowdy Cheerleaders are a very boisterous group. Antonyms: quiet, calm 2. capacity (noun) 1. the largest possible amount that can be contained 2. the ability to do something 1. The auditorium is filled to capacity . 2. Luckily, I have the capacity to stay cool in hot places. 3. maximum (adj) the highest allowable amount The maximum number of horses that could fit in the stable was three.

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