America’s Past Pastime

November 15, 2015

Since its humble beginnings in the urban neighborhoods of America, baseball has been synonymous with our country’s favorite sport or ‘America’s pastime’. The lax athleticism required to play this game made baseball a sport for anyone to play, children and adults alike. Watching professional baseball was a leisurely social experience for fans yearning for a sense of community. Over the past 30 years, however, Americans seem to have lost their…

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Baseball Pants: The Butt Ugly Truth

November 13, 2015

As the NFL and NBA dominate the American sports media market, baseball has been steadily decreasing in viewership and popularity. Even though baseball is still considered to be our national pastime, its decline is puzzling. Truth be told, baseball just doesn’t stand up to other more aggressive, spectacle driven games like football. The sport used to be revered for its beauty and leisurely quality. Who didn’t look forward to spending…

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The ends of baseball

November 3, 2015

  In the latest issue of Slate’s sports podcast “Hang Up and Listen,” co-host Josh Levin ironically commented on what he saw as the tendency of pundits to confuse the Kansas City Royals’ aggressive base-running  and ability to put balls in play–the “actual” skills helped them defeat the New York Mets and win the World Series in 5 games–with clichéd “intangibles” like “heart” and “hustle.”

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