Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Visit the Visitors

I've often thought about posting a blog about "the Visitors," our softball team that played in the Claremont city leagues from 1980 through about 1992. As you'd imagine, there are plenty of stories to tell over that time. The Claremont Courier even wrote an article about the team. But the best way to tell the story is through Mark Baum's terrific 1982 documentary. At long last, we've been able to convert the old videotape to digital, and to a format that works on this blog. In other words, we're finally taking advantage of technology. Anyway, the footage is grainy, but it's from 27 years ago (as is obvious from the appearance of many of the stars featured in the video). Some of these guys look a lot different, and it's always great to re-visit Brent Bosson, who died shortly after this video was completed. Pull up a chair, because this one will run an hour or so...

video


And if you don't have an hour to spare, here's a teaser of what you're missing...

video

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fabulous times!!! Thanks for posting :-)