The Labor Day weekend at the 20th Annual Ohio Cup has come to an end. All in all, a great weekend of vintage base ball. Saturday proved challenging do to the high heat and humidity, and Sunday was no different with the onset of rain and storms.
In anticipation for my first Ohio Cup over at the Ohio Village, I came across a small article from Atlanta that advertises the event. It reminded me of how big the Cup is. The article states that there are around 30 teams involved. I received the playing schedule, and there are 5 fields with a total of 42 games played on Saturday and 29 on 4 fields, Sunday. The event is not small by any means by these numbers. A quick look at some of the teams playing in the event, shows people travailing as far as North Carolina and Missouri. Looks like this is a bigger deal then I thought.
On Friday July 22nd, I played an 1860’s base ball game against the Capital Cannons, a team composed of the Ohio Senate and House. The game was played partly for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and there are some photos of the event at The Columbus Dispatch. I am not in any of those photos, however, I was in a news clip broadcasted on our local NBC news channel. In that video, you can see me rounding 3rd base at the 1:13 mark of the video. The game was also broadcasted live on ohiochannel.org, and we expect them to re-broadcast it on there as well as WOSU-TV in Columbus. When I know of the re-broadcast, I will post it here and on Twitter.