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September 11, 2006

If Baseball Were Still King

Doug Grow quotes a local professor on the America that could have been if baseball had retained its pre-eminence over football:

"The sun would shine brighter. Sweet breezes would waft over us. The smell of hot dogs would permeate the air. Cracker Jacks would fall from the sky and Wally the beer man would be governor."

(Wally the Beerman is a local celebrity who delivered, um, beer at Twins games for years going back to the time of our great-grandfathers.)

I like football (including the very gutsy performance by the Vikings tonight). However, to an old baseball player, there's nothing like the crack of the bat and the smack of the glove to put chills down your spine.

Posted by Mark at September 11, 2006 11:48 PM

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I agree, Mark. There is nothing better than baseball. I'd take a baseball game at any level over football any day. Although I spent many fall Saturdays in Chapel Hill, NC (one of the best college football venues, period), I was hooked from the moment I went to my first minor league game. Nothing can compare to baseball. It truly is America's Pastime.

Posted by: Daddypundit at September 12, 2006 09:48 AM

In 1993 my brother played first base for Oklahoma State. That year they won the Big 12 and went to the College World Series.

I got goosebumps walking into Rosenblatt Stadium. The grass was greener, the sky even a deeper blue and even the nachos tasted better!

What a summer!

Posted by: Mark Triplett at September 12, 2006 11:00 AM