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February 15, 2005

Why Baseball is Better than Football

Hope springs eternal. Tomorrow is the first day of baseball Spring training. There has never been a year when we so desperately need baseball. Football is over, basketball--well, can anyone name more than about five players anymore, and hockey has a death wish, with the rest of the season about to be cancelled.

This year, baseball returns to the Nation's Capital, and one of the nation's best sports writers, Thomas Boswell, is as enthused as he can be.

As a salute to the beginning of Spring training, here's the classic (1987) Boswell piece: Why Is Baseball So Much Better Than Football? (h/t: Daddypundit).

Posted by Jim at February 15, 2005 07:53 AM

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Tracked on February 15, 2005 05:42 PM



This is my passion. I love the game. I love the crack of the ball on the bat, the twack of the leather as the catcher takes in a 90 mph ball...


Baseball is God's way of telling us that he loves us and he wants us to be happy! :-)

Posted by: TheAnchoress at February 15, 2005 01:22 PM

Spring training is part of what makes baseball unique. People who during the normal season barely have contact with the fans are within a closer setting and much more relaxed and open to communicating. Even those who are considered huge, take the quiet moment to sign autographs and say "hi". I've been to spring training games in Phoenix and in some ways, I like them better than the main event. It's just more personal.

Posted by: Paula Whidden at February 15, 2005 02:26 PM

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball."

--French-born historian Jacque Barzone

Posted by: Jim Jewell at February 15, 2005 03:58 PM

I can name well over 5 basketball players... (I could probably name at least 2 players from each team.) but I can only name about 3 baseball players.

But hey, watch whatever sport appeals to you. Long live sport!

Posted by: LotharBot at February 15, 2005 05:06 PM