Tuesday, July 17, 2012

An Appreciation of America's Pastime

CounterPuncher David Macaray reminds us that this "elegant, pastoral, and impossibly graceful game was supplanted by a brutal, aggressive, and violent one," and gives us "10 reasons why baseball is the greatest sport ever invented" — In Defense of Baseball.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

A Bartlett Giamatti, former Yale President and Baseball Commissioner, is worth a mention also.

". . . baseball, our best invention to stay change . . ."

"The Green Fields of the Mind "
http://mason.gmu.edu/~rmatz/giamatti.html

July 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Amen to that! Baseball is the true American sport, one that calls forth both team effort and individual effort. It is poetry on the field and strategy on the mound and a race around the bases. It is America. And it is a profound sign of our national decay that football -- a sport manufactured by college presidents to thrive on the stupor of college students -- has managed to displace it in the national consciousness.

July 18, 2012 at 2:34 AM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

I like that about "our best invention to stay change" and that anti-football rhetoric.

July 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM  

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