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?