Friday, June 27, 2008


Tomorrow is one of the most important days of the year on the farm – the annual Old-Time Baseball Grudge Match between the interns and staff members.

This year’s contest is especially important because the all-time series stands at a deadlock, 10 wins for each side.

Last week, we played a practice game during lunchtime so that all the newcomers, including myself, could get a hang of the archaic rules. For those keeping score at home, the better team won, 8-3, and your hero of the game went 2-for-2 at the plate with 4 RBIs. Then my loyalty-challenged team captain, Intern Matt, threw me off the team in the final inning. He thought I was costing him too much in monetary fines levied by the referee. I call it good-natured trash talking.

Some of the rules of Old-Time Baseball include:

-No strikeouts or walks. Everybody keeps hitting until they hit.

-One out per inning.

-No force outs. Every runner must be tagged or pegged.

Come out tomorrow to check out the game. Members of the public are welcome to join in. It starts at 1:30 p.m.