The role of the automobile in Indiana’s history is too expansive a topic to fit into one post, so look for future stories highlighting many of the lesser known car manufacturers. Many of these enterprises began as carriage works or wagon makers in the small towns and quiet communities throughout the state.
There is something about baseball – real baseball. Not the mega-million-dollar, made-for-TV broadcasts.
This is baseball at its finest, where the cranks (also known as fans) can breathe in the fresh grass while experiencing that satisfying thud of a fly ball hitting a outfielder’s bare hand for the final out.
These gentlemen players are just that – gentlemen who play the game without swearing, without brawls, without dirty tricks. The visiting team will cheer on the home town guys. When any player makes an impossible catch seem effortless, both dugouts applaud – as do the spectators.
It is worth seeking out these games, and taking all generations. Grandparents might remember stories about locally famous players; younger children will see true sportsmanship in action, and everyone will have a wonderful afternoon together.