A Sunday at the Sandlot.

We've been following the Texas Playboys & the Sandlot Revolution in Texas for years now. We finally made our voyage to what was maybe the closest to heaven on earth we'll ever encounter. The Long Time.

The smell of pastor tacos. The sounds of a honky tonk. The feel of the cool Austin breeze. The beauty that the Long Time holds is something you only see in movies. It's a hideaway oasis that is a dream come true to many of us & possibly our new favorite getaway while in the capitol city. If you take a rustic Texas ranch, throw a baseball diamond in there with some cold Lone Stars and a country western spin, you've got the Long Time. 

Sandlot baseball is alive & well in Texas. We all gathered on Sunday to show support & benefit the Houston Food Bank through donations. After Harvey hit the Gulf Coast, including flooding out Houston, a day like this at a place like this was a "vacation" to say the least.

We joined the Houston Gamblers and took on Los Jardineros! Take a look & make your way down to Austin... the Long Time is waiting. This is Texas. 

The Originals.  

The Originals.  

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The graveyard of pine.  

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They've seen better days.  

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Views from the dugout.  

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Views from the first base line.  

Grackles B.P. 

Grackles B.P. 

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Grackles & Cobras at 1st.  

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Austin Grackles. 

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Austin Grackles. 

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Austin Grackles.  

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Sportsmanship. 

The Texas Playboys Captain. 

The Texas Playboys Captain. 

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Dave Mead of the Texas Playboys.  

Views from the crowd.  

Views from the crowd.  

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All dogs are always welcome! 

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Radar from Los Jardineros!  

Chill out.  

Chill out.  

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Cap City Cobras.  

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Cobras getting ready.  

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The beard rules all.  

Honky Tonk.  

Honky Tonk.  

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The view from the stage. 

A Texas tradition.  

A Texas tradition.  

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The Texas Playboys. 

Los Jardineros.  

Los Jardineros.  

Our first victim of the game.  

Our first victim of the game.  

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Some Playboys.  

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The Sandlot All Star himself, Mr. Jack Sanders. 

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Google: "Twang Salt Mullet". That's my boy!

The emcee for the day. 

The emcee for the day. 

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Game time for the Gamblers.  

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On deck. 

Let's go, Gamblers!  

Let's go, Gamblers!  

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Old college buddies turned Sandlot hustlers. 

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Views from the dugout.  

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Scouting the competition.  

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Perfect day for some baseball. 

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Early morning matchup.  

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Jardineros up to bat.  

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Everyone loves the Long Time!  

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Beautiful day for some baseball!  

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Papa Champ & Maris.  

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Jardineros were a great team!  

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But the Houston Gamblers took the W, 9-2! 

But the Houston Gamblers took the W, 9-2! 

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Champion Family. 

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Maris Champion.  

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Til next time, Long Time!  

Mark Champion