Oct 8, 2021 - Things to Do

Weekend lineup: Sandlot World Series

Photo courtesy of Jack Sanders/The Long Time

The Long Time, a 5-acre outdoor venue in far east Austin, will host the Texas Playboys' final game of the season this Saturday, promising an afternoon of sandlot baseball, live music, cold beer and hot dogs.

State of play: Once a month, the coed sandlot club made up of local musicians, filmmakers and artists, heads to The Long Time, operated by Austin designer Jack Sanders. The Texas Playboys will face off against the Tulsa City Saturns this weekend.

  • For the final game, they're calling on fans to become volunteer deputy voter registrars, with a goal to field at least three teams. They think it would earn them the title of "the only baseball team in the country made up of this many VDRs."
  • The new voter registrars will be part of an honorary swearing in at the game.

The Long Time and the Texas Playboys made their Sports Illustrated debut this month as part of the magazine's series spotlighting "hidden gems across the country."

If you go: Gates open at noon. Admission is limited to season ticket keychain holders, which starts at $65 for two people and last a full calendar year.

  • Mass voter deputy registrar ceremony starts at 2:30pm.
  • Live music featuring Little Mazarn starts at 2:45pm.
  • Tulsa City Saturns vs. Texas Playboys begins at 3pm.

Sanders, who is the team founder, pitcher and first baseman, said he expects up to 250 fans at Saturday's game.

  • Plus, there's a new player on the roster: Austin chef Fiore Tedesco of L’Oca d’Oro.
  • There are no tryouts to get on the team, Sanders told Axios, so if you "hang around enough and we like you," you might get lucky.

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