Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pitch Fight

Surrey Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Are we to believe the latest theory that baseball was first played in Britain? Local historians in Surrey have confirmed that the game was played in the UK more than 20 years before American independence. A diary documenting a game being played in Guildford in 1755 has been verified by the Surrey History Centre.

FOOTNOTE: Diamonds are forever.

6 comments:

GoneBackSouth said...

We play a traditional British game which is very similar called Rounders - I wonder if that's what they mean.

Suldog said...

Yes, I was going to reference "rounders" as well. I think they may have the two similar games mixed up. But there certainly are an awful lot of similarities between the two.

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

They used King Louis-ville sluggers...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

leslie said...

I thought they only played cricket.

Maggie May said...

Ha! So we had it first! Well naturally!

Shrinky said...

I've always said baseball is just a fancy name for rounders (and is usually played by a bunch of girlies, teehee)..