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Players, Fans and Future Fans,

Thank you for an unbelievable season at The Long Time. We hope you've caught the fever and joined us in spreading the sandlot revolution far and wide. In its first season, the field played host to dozens of games and welcome teams from Houston, El Paso, Gulf Coast, Tulsa, Mississippi, and Alabama (as well as a few new Austin teams). In all honesty, it couldn't have been a better inaugural season, largely thanks to all who joined us behind the backstop and at the bar and on stage. Without y'all, we'd just be a few guys in wool jerseys letting ground balls bounce through our legs. 

As we head into the offseason, we're hoping to make a few improvements to the field and viewing areas to make the games safer for everybody. We're talking extended netting, shady spots, taller fences and shorter shorts for Bradley Beesley. All of these things are possible with a little help from you fine folks, mostly in the form of donations but we sure won't turn away someone who likes shoveling. 

If you're reading this you've most likely been to (or played in) a game at The Long Time and know what makes it so special. We want to keep it that way, which means keeping the fundraising in the sandlot family. We've built something incredible together already. Let's keep it going and growing into 2018. 

Thank you, and see you all in March for the season opener. 

Cool with pepper,

Your Texas Playboys

Home Plate at the Long Time
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Foul Ball Nets

 

Risks and challenges

Erecting a net/fence system and constructing shaded areas requires a lot of hard work with heavy machinery and mucho time. Much of it can be done with just a few skilled workers, but we will announce a week in early 2018 when teams and fans can come donate their time and muscles to help install the netting and fencing systems.

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    LONG TIME PATCH AND THANK YOU CARD

    We will send you a official Long Time Texas patch along with a handwritten Thank You note from a Texas Playboy (a sweet one!)

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    SEASON TICKETS (w/ KEY FOB)

    Dangle your limited edition key fob when you enter the gate and be directed to best available parking - and enter through VIP entry.

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    WILD CARD PINCH HITTER

    Jack will send you a handmade "wild card" that can be presented at any time in any Texas Playboys game at the Long Time for an at-bat (AB). Yes, when you are feeling it, present the card to Sanders (42), Mead (3), Lalo (21), or Modigliani (00) and you pinch hit.

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    LONG TIME ART COLLECTOR

    Receive every LONG TIME SANDLOT SERVICE poster (8-10) that is printed for 2018 season. Signed and numbered by celebrated Austin artists. Take your poster home from each game or we will ship you a bundle at the end of the season.

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    ATHLETIC SUPPORTER

    Season Tickets, Premiere Parking, the key fob, all the posters, a Long Time or Texas Playboy t-shirt, and your name carved into the home team's bench.

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    DATE WITH A PLAYBOY (OR GIRL)

    I can get you a dinner for 2 at Justine's with any eligible/not married Playboys. Think Dan Dyer, Scott Ballew, Farid Mosher, Maxx Delaney. Includes a couple's tintype portrait from Lumiere Tintypes. No limit per customer.

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    LOVE YOU LONG TIME (PARTY)

    Let the Long Time throw a party for 20 in your honor. Play baseball, or kickball, or let Jack teach you to weld. We provide the tacos and everything you need for your sandlot experience including live music by the campfire.

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    CAMP YOU

    Let us design and build a custom one day welding (design build adventure) camp just for you and a friend. We will customize the camp and the day's project to your skill level and interests. Includes all meals, instruction, and materials for your small project. Make something and take it home along with a handy DBA "camp kit" (with essential tools).

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    TINA PAVILION

    Our future plans include a visitor's shade pavilion with hillbilly hot tub on the 3rd base side (best views of the field) in the name of the All-Time Nut!, and Long Time inspiration, Tina Pumilia. Make it happen.

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