August 24, 2007

The Vintage Base Ball Federation: Vintage base ball is a fast growing sport (225 clubs from 32 states), which features amateur clubs adhering to the rules, uniforms, equipment and gentlemanly competitive play of baseball's 19th century roots.

posted by catfish to baseball at 04:22 PM - 11 comments

The article on yahoo. Also the Vintage Base Ball Association. Wiki.

posted by catfish at 04:29 PM on August 24, 2007

I think it's a brilliant idea personally. I mean people are getting so sick of millionaires bitching and moaning etc... Returning it to it's roots is a great idea. (Though since I'm allergic to wool I couldn't play unless I was naked:)) More power to these guys I say. Nice post.

posted by Drood at 05:57 PM on August 24, 2007

Cool. That must explain these guys the three guys I met in Rochester. The uniforms look right.

posted by geekyguy at 06:01 PM on August 24, 2007

Huzzah! Huzzah!

posted by tommybiden at 08:48 PM on August 24, 2007

i'm sure it was link dumped before, but it seems appropriate to link it here too. Conan O'Brien plays 1864 baseball.

posted by goddam at 09:43 PM on August 24, 2007

goddam that was great. Now if we could get them to play vs. the player haters ball

posted by catfish at 12:00 AM on August 25, 2007

Anti-Bonds post in 3...2...1... I think this is pretty damned neat. I wonder if there are any participants north of the border?

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:23 AM on August 25, 2007

From what I read on one of the lines wfrazer, yes, there are people in Canada who play. I'd be all for this, except I'm allergic to wool so couldn't wear the uniforms sadly. Conan is just one of the coolest mofos alive.

posted by Drood at 01:00 AM on August 26, 2007

A league that is not only tagged as "old school" but displays it proudly? We could use a few more like these guys.

posted by NerfballPro at 04:37 AM on August 26, 2007

How odd that you posted this one year to the day after I posted this.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 01:16 PM on August 27, 2007

I'd play - but I fear that I cannot grow the appropriate mustache.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:24 PM on August 27, 2007

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