Baseball is old -- and of course still America's game. This collection of Spalding Baseball Guides from the Library of Congress is like the old-timey version of ESPN: stats, analysis, humorous commentary. And speaking of the old ball game, the scrappy Berkshire town of Pittsfield has unearthed a historical triumph this week: a town by-law from 1791 prohibiting games of baseball within 80 yards of the new town hall...and its precious glass windows. Pittsfield is also home to Wahconah Park, one of the last remaining wooden ballparks in the nation. Incidentally, it's also got the Storefront Artist Project, a collaboration that puts working art studios in empty storefronts, neat-o.

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