Admittedly I came to watching baseball late in life. I am pretty much American, except for having one extra passport, but I never really got baseball. Never understood the game. The political commentator George Will is a great fan of the game. I saw him on the street one time in Washington DC and immediately wanted to ask “hey, what’s up with baseball???”
I’d like to also throw in there that I grew up in mad New York Yankee fans country. A place where people actually said “we” are having a good season. Lest I correct them…
Then I moved to Boston, this sports mad town. I went to one Red Sox game and my mind was changed. Suddenly I got that baseball was about being together, cheering, booing and general merriment. OK, occasionally someone hits a ball with a bat and it sails out to the outfield and guys run around the bases. Yeah, it happens.
Well, anyway, chit chat done.
Let’s take a look at Honus:
Who is Honus? Honus, Honus Wagner that is was a baseball player who lived about a hundred years ago and played for the Pittsburg Pirates. He was at the time considered a remarkably good player. But he is most famous for his baseball card. There were only 57 made, so it like the Holy Grail of baseball cards.
Honus came back to life on the fields of Fort Warren, on George’s Island. And from what I saw, Honus and his teammates are holding up pretty well:
Well, I know they aren’t actually Honus, but they are these adorable vintage baseball players from New Hampshire and here in Massachusetts. I highly recommend these games because they are small, free and easy to understand. And fun!