Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vintage Base Ball...

My sister Katie and I drove up to French Lick, Indiana (home of basketball legend Larry Bird) to the newly restored West Baden Springs Hotel. A beautiful old hotel built upon a mineral spring that was once the hangout of Chicago mobsters the likes of Al Capone, and others. It was the site today of the "Vintage Base Ball World Series" - a series of games played according to the rules of base ball in force in the mid-19th century. That means no gloves, no strikes, vintage uniforms, outs are called "hands," and runs are called "aces."

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