Sunday, June 22, 2008

House of David

Paul Keppinger came to the plate today for the Reds in a full beard. This prompted the announcer to mention The House of David. This made me smile. The young viewers must have missed the comment entirely.

The picture is of the House of David baseball team. They played for a church / seminary located in Southwestern Michigan not far from my home. I saw them play at the end of their run in the 50s. Their talented and hairy team toured the country, playing other local teams, including teams from the Negro Leagues. The old announcers invariably alluded to the House of David team when any bearded player came to bat.

The old joke was good to hear again.

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