reflections, observations, random thoughts and bon mots: strolling the literary and
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Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wabash Mashers, 1864
Conan O'Brien called this one his favorite piece from his long-running "Late Night" show, a visit to the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Long Island where people play "old time base ball," 1864 rules. Watch as Conan talks trash with the players of the day, and makes his move on a Civil War wife whose husband is off at war.
The calendar at Old Bethpage Village lists a number of baseball games this coming June and July, for anyone interested.