Why I love baseball, and how it relates to politics
With all the rancor about Memorial day and baseball, I am reminded about what I like about watching sports:
On any given day, you get to soar to the heights as your team does well, teeter on the brink when the other team hits the ball way back, way back, then exault as it gets pulled into Kotsay's mitt. Or, wallow in sorrow as it flies out of the park.
With victory, or loss, you get enjoyment and tension; but at the end, it's just a game. Nobody get's their taxes raised, no wars are started, no bombs exploded.
Nobody gets hurt, unless you are too close to the bullpen when Texas is in town.
I personally would choose less Jingoism at the ballpark, but since I'm not Bud Selig...