The Washington Game

Photo courtesy of
‘Livan Hernandez Pitching’
courtesy of ‘Mr. T in DC’

If you’ve got some affection for both our area and baseball then you might want to go give a listen to the segment from WAMU’s Metro Connection about DC’s baseball history. It’s a fun ten minute bit that roams through over a hundred years of history, but for my money the best part is about the time before baseball’s rules were standardized.

The “Washington game” included a rule variation that allowed the hitter to keep running the bases and racking up runs until the ball was found.

Guest Paul Dickson said “I imagine this was particularly effective at twilight.”

Give it a listen.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


One thought on “The Washington Game

  1. I got a kick out of that. When I was a kid and we played our sandlot games, losing the ball in the weeds or something would happen. I don’t remember a specific incident, but I can see the outfielder screaming, I can’t find the ball, he has to stop at third!!

    Ha, bet that run counted…