In these waning days of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, we thoroughly enjoyed Tim Cooney’s recounting of the annals of Aspen baseball. The article is part of a broader series on Aspen history being written by the freelancer for both the Aspen Times and website Aspen Journalism.
There are a lot of fun media tidbits in Cooney’s archival comb-through. Things like when the Aspen Times first reported on a baseball game (June 4, 1881) and how, in 1912, some residents objected to the idea of a park being converted into a baseball diamond because “the cheers and rootings will disturb any church services or jar the religious scruples of citizens.” At the very bottom of the Sept. 4 feature, there is also this:
Notice that the article author is also a wintertime ski slopes whiz. We can only imagine what might, or has happened when Cooney has found out while coming to the aid of some skiers in need that they are in fact a pinstripes-loving group from NYC.