Not baseball so much as base ball. Old style. Old school. 1870s to be exact. And here is the thing. We are hosting some US players next week and I know there are a lot of clever US readers of this here beer blog. I came across the fact that the anthem of the US of A back then was not The Star Spangled Banner but Hail Columbia. Here is the music. Here are the lyrics. Does anyone know how it sounds when it is sung? I know, I know - follow the euphonium's notes for the melody but it's not quite working in this case.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."