“If sandlot is to baseball what punk is to rock n roll, then Jack Sanders is our Joey Ramone.” -Beto O’Rourke
Austin-based architectural designer Jack Sanders is not your typical creative. Visit his studio, Design Build Adventure in Southeast Austin, and you’ll find yourself on a sandlot baseball field surrounded by DIY vendor stands, a makeshift stage, and metal sponsor signs. This field, now called The Long Time, is home to the Texas Playboys, a sandlot baseball team consisting of diverse creatives and lead by Jack himself. Together, alongside dozens of other sandlot teams from around the country, they make up the “Sandlot Revolution,” aiming to play baseball in its purest form alongside entertainment and refreshments.
As a sponsor of the Texas Playboys, we were happy to sit down with Jack on a recent trip to Austin and ask him a few questions about the past, present, and future of sandlot baseball.
Anything you can dream of, as long as we are listed as “additionally insured”, and everybody signs the “Player Waiver”. For real, The Long TIme is a place that encourages and fosters creative expression and experimentation - art and dance exhibitions, creative workshops, experimental building projects, fun weddings and birthday parties. We also host an annual music festival called the Wizard Rodeo.
The American artist / musician Terry Allen. The Texas Playboys consider him a living legend and spirit animal of our baseball team. He works across mediums, includes his family, and demonstrates that one’s work can be both serious and fun and the same time. Cheers!
Check out our latest Madre Radio playlist, Funk Fabrique, curated by Texas Playboys team member Topaz McGarrigle and lead man of Golden Dawn Arkestra.