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Still More Reasons Why Baseball Is Better Than Football

Still More Reasons Why Baseball Is Better Than Football

As a kid, finding a baseball diamond is never more than a mile or so away.  You grow up with it; it’s both a landscape of childhood and a landmark on the American topograhy.  And the relationship a boy has with his mitt, my God!  Reams of poetry can be written about it.  Sheer memoirs can reflect back upon it.  Not everyone can have a pet dog, but a well-oiled and broken in mitt – there are few unions in life so holy.  Nobody feels that way about footballs or helmets.  Regardless, you can’t really just invent a football field – how do you determine ten yards or out of bounds?  You can play catch, which is fine, but it’s as far removed from the real thing as two guys talking about picking up chicks than actually being in bed with the women the night before. Read the rest of this entry »

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