Then they all hung around for lunch and gabbed away like a bunch of squawking chickens or something.
I could barely stand when we got back, I was so tired.
No...no... I can't! This afternoon we're taking a horse and buggy to get to a baseball game. Who knew there was baseball in 1868? Why can't it just rain?
Soon teams will move up in status towards being semi-professionals, sharing tournament prizes.
Adapted from a British game similar to cricket, the game of base ball or "townball" became popular first in southwestern Ontario, then also moved into Upper Canada.
In a Sporting Life magazine in 1886, Dr. Adam E. Ford will write about a game that was played 48 years earlier in 1838, and this will become the first documented game of modern baseball.
By 1913, there will be 24 minor league baseball teams in Canada.
Babe Ruth will hit his first professional home run in Canada in 1914 at the former Hanlan's Point Stadium in Toronto - a grandstand with bleachers.
In 1946, Jackie Robinson will become the first black player in modern organized baseball when he plays for the Montreal Royals. He will lead the Royals to the minor league baseball championship.
21st century baseball is incredibly crowd-pleasing in both the United States and Canada, and has spanned across many generations within both countries.