Who’s on First?

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Strike three
Ball four
Walk a run’ll tie the score
Fly ball
Double play
Yankees win again today

Those damn Yankees
Why can’t we beat ‘em?
He’s out, he’s safe, he’s out, he’s safe, he’s out, he’s safe, he’s out

Yer blind, Ump,
Yer blind, Ump, you must be out of yer mind, Ump

Portrait of Vic (?) Willis, baseball player
George Eastman House

April means baseball! This week, the Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art met on Field 5 at Prospect Park for a softball game, apparently the first time many Met staffers had ever been to Brooklyn (where’s the love?). We followed the pre- and post-game tweets:

@brooklynmuseum says: [re-tweets] @metmuseum 14 @brooklynmuseum 10. Great game all around! 1st time 2 Brooklyn 4 many Met staffers (not surprisingly)

@metmuseum says: Thank you to @brooklynmuseum for a great softball game yesterday! This bronze by August Saint-Gaudens sums up our mood: http://is.gd/vmvU

@brooklynmuseum says: @metmuseum we’ll see you that and raise you one: http://bit.ly/vtbex

It doesn’t get better than two venerable institutions throwing bronze sculptures at each other via Twitter! Better luck next time, Brooklyn! Meanwhile, catch all the great baseball photos on the Commons! Batter up!

Library of Congress

State Archives of Florida

Lyrics from “Damn Yankees” by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

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  1. indicommons» Blog Archive » Happy Commonsversary, Brooklyn! Says:

    [...] Who’s on First? — A fun write-up on the softball exploits of the museum community … and one which highlights the Brooklyn’s witty web presence. [...]

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