Or is it life imitates baseball?
I’m never sure.
A friend (Harry S) sent me a link to the column below by (another) one of my favorite sports’ writers, Doug Glanville. He’s such a human guy.
It’s toward the end of the article that I was once again reminded how much in common there is between baseball and what happens in our lives.
See: What Makes (and Unmakes) an All Star by Doug Glanville, NYTimes.
And as I posted a couple of days ago, we have a winner for Contest #5 of the MillersTime baseball foolishness.
Now, on to the second half of the beisbol season. It’s all going too fast.
Land Wayland said:
We dress our baseball players and umpires in uniforms so we will know who to watch and what their likely roles are going to be in the game, but each is an avatar for a person or role we know in real life and the parallels could go on for pages.
Originally, in response, I maundered on for several philosophical paragraphs, which I then erased to go back and think about the question some more. I concluded that some questions cannot be answered…all they can do is be asked.
Ed Scholl said:
I really enjoyed this article and have a lot of respect for Doug Glanville. My boys and I were fortunate to meet him and talk with him at the 50th anniversary Strat-o-Matic convention in New York. For those of you who haven’t heard of this baseball board game, it’s probably the most realistic non-video-based baseball game there is. Glanville (and Bob Costas) grew up playing it.
Daniel Fischberg said:
Thanks very much for sharing, Richard.