I wanted to shake things up a bit with this week’s topic, and nothing is more sweaty palm-inducing than mentioning sports to a bunch of geeks. This week’s topic had the League bravely stepping up to the plate and producing some truly great memories of America’s pastime. We were talking baseball…
- TL at Flashlights are Something to Eat waxed nostalgic about how you can’t go home again (or something like that). He made me feel old. And sad.
- Lefty Limbo may have been afraid of getting hit by the ball, but he wasn’t afraid of an old Atari 800XL video game.
- Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why, went way back in time for his favorite baseball arcade game.
- Ashley at Life with Fandom remembers baseball video games, but he also asks “Who’s on first?”
- Reis at the Lair of the Dorke Horde reminds us what it was like to be a kid in the early 80’s. (Nostalgia Warning!)
- John at Revenge from the Cosmic Ark has fond memories of playing a vintage nintendo game. (League vote: does softball count?)
- Paxton at the Cavalcade of Awesome put on his GM’s cap and assembled an all-star team of movie baseball players.
- Clarence at the Red-Headed Mule joined the League this week with his lineup of pop culture greats. Maybe he and Pax should go head to head?
- Jon at Double Dumbass on You might very well be the only true baseball fan in the League, and his post made me want to take in a game.
- My head is still spinning after reading the Claymation Werewolf’s response. (Two points for being the first in the League to mention Tony Micelli.)
- Kevin at Team Hellions had to dig through a stack of comics before coming up with anything related to baseball.
- Brian at Cool & Collected struggled with this week’s topic, but finally came up with a sappy nod to one of his favorite movies.
- Michael May’s Adventure Blog recalls the simpler times of Peanuts and Chuck Jones among other things.
I don’t know about the rest of the League, but I fell like I could use an ice bath and a massage after that week. I promise, the next topic will be a softball–we’ve all earned a little R&R after the last few outings (innings?).
Around the League
Some other things that caught my eye on League member sites this week…
- Excited to see TL talk about Arrested Development until realizing it wasn’t about the Bluth family. I miss Gob.
- Really digging Lefty Limbo’s skateboard art.
- Definitely check out Ashley’s new video series for collectors.
- Back in the day, Reis could have made a fortune with his Lite Brite Brutes.
- Every Nerd Lunch podcast is a topic I want to steal for the League, and this past week’s episode about Nerdy Lunchy Bucket Lists is no exception.
- …and I’ve been playing with my toys again and taking lots of pictures!
Remember, to stay a League member in good standing, you should try and add some links to your fellow League members in your post to help spread the love. I’ll post the new topic later today!
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