Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Passing the Time by Experiencing the National Pastime the Way It Was Played in a Past Time

If you ask me, bringing together baseball and history results in the best combination since nuts and gum peanut butter and chocolate.

Imagine my glee, then, when I read this article about the growing nationwide popularity of vintage baseball teams:

For members of the year-old vintage baseball team, it's about playing like it's 1858 -- when the sport was two words, "base ball," and the lightweight uniforms and protective mitts of today had not been invented.

Vintage baseball is part sport, part historical re-enactment for the amateur teams popping up all over the United States. Many, including the [Lockport, IL] Sleepers, are named after actual teams from back in the day, when games were both gentlemanly competition and social events to bring neighboring towns together.


I defy anyone to say vintage baseball isn't cool.

3 comments:

PB said...

Is it as cool as this???

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

i'm afraid we don't know much about it over here!

John Jansen said...

PB - Heh!

Mrs. Jackie Parkes - I know precious little about cricket, but I'm told that baseball is not entirely unlike cricket.