The Umpire Wore a Top Hat
April 25, 2009 9:15 AM   Subscribe

Sunday at Big Rec Field in Golden Gate Park, the hometown San Francisco Pacifics trounced the Aces 15-5.
posted by william_boot (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Any discussion of ultra-retro baseball would be utterly incomplete without this.
posted by PhatLobley at 9:21 AM on April 25, 2009 [5 favorites]


metafilter: It's like the federal witness-protection program, only with snarky faces.

i could not resist doing that
posted by pyramid termite at 9:34 AM on April 25, 2009


I've never had any interest in going to a baseball game but I do believe I'd be willing to dress up like I was going to a Victorian tea party and catch one of these things. Nice Temperance Movement placard in the audience in the Conan O'Brien bit.
posted by XMLicious at 10:19 AM on April 25, 2009


I would totally go to that.
posted by sciurus at 10:37 AM on April 25, 2009


It's not really authentic until they refuse to play against the Negro League.



I kid. I read the article this morning and thought that this was cool. Not so much for the dressing up, but the fact that the equipment changes the whole tenor of the game.
posted by oneirodynia at 10:41 AM on April 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


"There's no infield-fly rule."

I am so there.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 10:53 AM on April 25, 2009


"There's no infield-fly rule."

I am so there.


Me too. That rule has never made any sense to me. It's like they decided to fix an error in the mechanics of the game that doesn't even exist. So much awesome mayhem could happen in infield-fly situations, why make that illegal?
posted by ORthey at 10:58 AM on April 25, 2009


That Nell from the Conan O'Brian video is kinda foxy.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 11:17 AM on April 25, 2009


I wonder if there is a market for Vintage Inter Net. You'd have have a whole collection of sites that all used 20th Century hardware and software and agreed to only link to each other to keep the illusion complete. "What ho, chaps! Take a gander at the antics and japes of this comickal dancing banana-fruit I found at the Meta Filter!"
posted by Rock Steady at 1:47 PM on April 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


"What ho, chaps! Take a gander at the antics and japes of this comickal dancing banana-fruit I found at the Meta Filter!"

And every now and then someone will run up and force upon you a small handbill advertisement on behalf of a purveyor of medicinal remedies for marital distress. Or perhaps they will bring you news that certain young ladies of a prurient nature, currently residing in your own vicinity, wish to engage in candid conversation with you whilst sharing snap-shots of their exposed ankles.
posted by Spatch at 9:22 AM on April 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think a lot of sports could benefit from this kind of retro-activation, ice hockey and american football come to mind.
posted by Vindaloo at 12:06 PM on April 27, 2009


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