I’m taking a writing break for Christmas. But if you need a dose of Civil War after opening all those presents and enjoying a good holiday feast, let me suggest an article from Smithsonian.com – That time 150 Years Ago When Thousands of People Watched Baseball on Christmas Day.
Seems that 150 years ago some New Yorkers stationed down on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, played some innings as part of the day’s entertainment. I’m a bit skeptical on the estimates of spectators. Common sense says the army wouldn’t let four-fifths of the troops loaf around watching a baseball game. It wouldn’t be the only fanciful tale about the early days of baseball. Still, we are probably missing an opportunity for a great sesquicentennial moment.
Happy Holidays to all. And thanks for stopping by!