June of last summer, I had the honor and privilege of portraying a minor character in the televised story of the curve ball, which aired on The Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. We were asked by Tracy Martin of Martin’s Base Ball Museum to come out and participate in the filming of this segment. What I did not know is that I would be getting more camera time than I had bargained.
Ohio Village Muffins
The 22nd Ohio was a grand success as it always is. Jim Tootle was interviewed by ABC 6 / Fox 28 and gives a perfect explanation of vintage base ball. Here is the footage that appeared on both Fox 28 and ABC 6 in Columbus.
With 32 teams coming from all over the Midwest and even back East, the Ohio Cup is the premier Vintage Base Ball event (Yes, two words my editor friends). We were fortunate enough to have our local news, NBC 4, come out and interview one of our players.
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.