The Bintliffs, who are die-hard baseball fans, claim that their real profit has nothing to do with money. "That mud makes our family part of the National Pastime," says Catherine. "We are a necessary, unchanging part of baseball. Because of that mud we've been invited to the Hall of Fame game every year and have met people like Casey Stengel and Bob Feller."
True to their word, the Bintliffs turn down all outside opportunities to capitalize on the mud. They have refused-offers to appear on television shows that would exploit the oddity of their sideline, and they profess no interest in packaging the mud for public sale. So if you want to see Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud, you have only two choices: You can visit the Hall of Fame, or you can go out to the park and, as the coaches say, keep your eye on the ball.