American-ness will pile on in a most delightful manner Friday, July 22, when vintage base ball - it was two words back in the day - meets great Civil War film on the lawn of the Ohio Statehouse, which is celebrating its 150th birthday.

American-ness will pile on in a most delightful manner Friday, July 22, when vintage base ball - it was two words back in the day - meets great Civil War film on the lawn of the Ohio Statehouse, which is celebrating its 150th birthday.

The Ohio Village Muffins (more threatening an opponent than the moniker suggests, we can assume) will face off against the Capital Cannons, a bipartisan team of actual Ohio legislators. One team will wear vintage uniforms. The other? Perhaps we'll be treated to a field of navy power suits and red ties.

There'll be no wild pitches this night or catchers charging the mound. Just seven innings of ball, played by the rules followed in 1845, with a leather-covered ball and a narrow bat.

Stick around for a screening of the Civil War epic "Glory," which depicts the war that was around the time the Statehouse was built. The movie begins at dusk. Bring a blanket and lawn chair. Concessions and a cash bar will be available.