Six Word Summer: Vintage Baseball

Inspired by Smith Magazine’s Six Word Story project, Literary Mama blog editor Karna Converse came up with the idea of the Six Word Summer blog post to capture some of summer’s moments, and I’m going to try to play along.

Today we took the boys to a baseball game in Golden Gate Park in which the players follow 1886 rules; we watched the San Francisco Pacifics play the Oakland Colonels. The fielders wore gloves barely bigger than their own hands, and when they got a runner out, they’d remind each other how many “hands down” (outs) they had. But really, this picture and these six words capture it well, I think:

In vintage baseball, players say “Sir.”

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