Saturday, May 23, 2015

Maybe Because It's the Last Vestige of Our Agrarian Society

Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball

European football is decadent and dull [I know, I played the silly game in Europe] and lacrosse is a questionable cultural appropriation; neither game is poetic.

More than any other game, baseball, with its absence of a clock timing down the minutes of play, resembles life.  With its moments of quietness, apparent inactivity, and sudden action requiring both a physical and mental response, baseball mimics the rhythm of our days.  I once knew a Marine colonel who was convinced it was the best game for preparing the brain for the realities of battle.

Then again, how about those Cavs, huh?