Monday, February 19, 2007

Jim Bouton's Vintage Base Ball Federation

Eventually I'll put this link into the seldom-utilized sidebar, when I update the "National Pastime" section for the long-awaited (by me) resumption of MLB action, but for now, here's a regular-type post. Check-outable is this:


To spread the charms and values of vintage base ball, and accelerate the formation of vintage clubs and leagues around the world, by codifying the rules and equipment of the game's 19th century roots, and organizing competitions that include an annual, six-team Vintage Base Ball World Series tournament.

The Vintage Base Ball Federation was co-founded by one of my favorite dudes, Jim Bouton. Jim Bouton, for those of you who don't know, is the author of the best baseball book possible in the known universe, Ball Four, which, I have it on good authority, is a fun read even for non-baseball fans. He has been a vigorous advocate for several years for good, old-fashioned baseball and the yards in which it is played. Plus, he's extremely funny.

Jim Bouton's homepage is at:

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