Nestled 12 miles east of Austin on architect Jack Sanders’ 5-acre workshop, the Long Time is somewhat of a time machine. The unlikely baseball field and home to the Texas Playboys is ground zero for the revival of sandlot baseball – informal, DIY adult teams from towns across the south reveling in the nostalgia of pickup ball. Games can draw over a hundred fans, less concerned with the action on the diamond than the family- and dog-friendly community of afternoon cookouts and live music, with baseball as the backdrop.
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