Yahoo Sports has an article on Ball Four author Jim Bouton apparently reviving 1880s vintage baseball in his Vintage Base Ball Federation, which is an approximation of rules from the 1850s-1890s that make the best game to watch. Interesting article, especially because Bouton’s association has a competitor, the Vintage Base Ball Association, which plays by 1860s rules (no gloves, people) and some (but not many) think Bouton is peddling an inferior brand. An interesting article, truly, but really just an excuse to post this video of Conan O’Brien at vintage baseball yet again. Enjoy.
Posted on August 24, 2007 by Signal to Noise