2018 Labor Day Vintage Base Ball, Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road, rockledgeranch.com.
he first thing I learned about vintage base ball: It is, in fact, spelled as two words. The second thing I learned about vintage base ball: A lot has changed since the mid-19th century, including safety standards. These brave historical reenactors play America’s pastime without mitts or helmets, which is just one exciting aspect of a good ol’-fashioned base ball game. Monday, Rock Ledge Ranch
invites you to celebrate Labor Day with our home team, the Camp Creek Cloud Busters, as they take on the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Reds in a truly authentic match, 1800s uniforms and all. Cranks (old-timey lingo for spectators) can actually influence the outcome of the umpire’s calls, so the Cloud Busters are counting on you to grab some concessions, join the crowd, and allow yourself to be transported back to a simpler (albeit slightly more dangerous) time.