"It's for the love of the game that we all play," Larry Joe Miggins told me this past Cinco de Mayo. We were at a Pony League field out in Katy, where Miggins had just spent four or five hours under a sweltering sun playing first base for the Houston Babies, the Bayou City's 1860s-style baseball t ... More >>
A writer and photographer are pressed into service on the field.
There's no gloves or batting helmets when Larry Joe Miggins and the rest of the Houston Babies regularly travel back in time to play the game by its 1860 rules.
For most local sports fans, baseball history begins with the Astrodome. Mention the old exploding scoreboard, beer-hawkers and their cries of "Coldest foam in the dome!" and Jose Cruuuuuuuuuuz and you're sure to bring a tear of nostalgia to many a forty- and fiftysomething. And there are those crot ... More >>