57 – About the Triple Play Baseball Festival…


This is the Rubbery Shrubbery blog, where you’ve been learning how Yachats (YAH-hots), Oregon, acquires a Major League Baseball franchise. To learn more about Yachats and its inhabitants—called Yachatians (yah-HAY-shuns)— please go to this page or go to GoYachats.

This post marks the completion of one year of Rubbery Shrubbery shenanigans and tomfoolery. So it’s about time we got serious and told you stuff regarding the Triple Play Baseball Festival that will happen in July in Yachats.

About the Triple Play Baseball Festival…
by the Rubbery Shrubbery staff

Each of the past three Saturdays Yachatians and distinguished guests have gathered at Rubbery Shrubbery Stadium to play baseball, applying Yachatian rules to adjust for contingencies. Those rules include:

1) Batters keep swinging until they hit a fair ball,
2) Pitchers try to help out the hitters,
3) Anyone keeping score will be chided,
4) Only spongy baseballs will be used,
5) If you have no glove, we’ll loan you one,
6) Anyone hitting the ball into the swamp must go after it (see RS Post #56).

These are the very same rules that will be used for the Triple Play Baseball Festival baseball game to be played at Rubbery Shrubbery Stadium on Saturday, July 20, 2013 starting at 1:00 p.m.

The Rubbery Shrubbery staff points out to you that folks are already practicing and getting their bodies in condition for that July 20 date. But you have time to catch up if you get out there next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and join right in. To your surprise the grass will be mowed, so ground balls will actually roll. Mole hills will be mole hills, though. Not much to be done about them.

To motivate you beyond your abilities to resist, here is one of the official Triple Play Baseball Festival baseball game posters:

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

Thanks yet again for reading this stuff.

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2 Responses to 57 – About the Triple Play Baseball Festival…

  1. Steve Gillis says:

    If MLB used Yachatian rules #1 Astro games would be 6 hours long.
    I think the Red Sox closers are fans of rule #2.

  2. Dave Baldwin says:

    Steve, as you probably know, the Yachats Smelt general manager, Dzunukwa, has threatened to make MLB use Yachatian rules. The MLB big cheeses are terrified, of course, and they are trying to negotiate themselves out of this situation. Dzunukwa has stated that she will withdraw her threat if MLB will agree to lower ticket prices so anyone can afford to go to the games. MLB is reluctant, saying that astronomical ticket prices make the games exclusive and elite.

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