Tuesday, August 04, 2009

What a Baseball Blogger Would Write in 1924

I am sure I've highlighted this blog in the past.

"1924 and You Are There!" blog is captivating. It is a Baseball blog set in the year 1924. Writer Jeff Polman weaves a captivating story about Vinny and Cal as they go about their daily ritual of life and Baseball. This blog is a totally different twist from the common fare found on the Internet today. Today he writes about a match between Brooklyn and Philly, and the continuing courtship of Rachel.
As a matter of fact, Dazzy was suffocating them to death slowly, giving them just three puny singles the rest of the game as the Robins waited around for Ring to lose his nerve. Which he did starting in the 7th. A walk and two singles gave them a run. Stock's double tied the game at 3-3 in the 8th and Steineder relieved to whiff Vance and Johnny Mitchell. But the great Fournier, quiet the whole game, smashed a triple off the fence right near me with two outs in the 9th. Brown was walked on purpose to bring up the much-weaker Taylor, who ripped a single anyway to give Brooklyn the game!

As you'd figure, I was sad for myself but thrilled for Rachel, who was following the action in bed on the radio machine. Her mother cooked a nice hunk of meat called brisket for dinner, and Rachel even joined us at the table. We paid another visit to her roof later on to stare at the city lights, and she asked me if I was going to college. I said we probably couldn't afford it and I wasn't much for learning things out of books anyway, which got her quiet and made me think she was looking for some kind of smarty husband. There's lots of ways to get smart, though, so I guess we'll see how this issue turns out.
Read the post here.

1 comment:

  1. It's a great blog! The 1924 season was a very interesting one and he makes it even better.


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