Monday, April 02, 2007

Opening Day in the Bronx

It's opening day at Yankee Stadium and my friends John and Tom Ricotta will be there. I've often wondered why baseball holds a place above other sports in America. One reason may be that it doesn't depend on a clock. An inning takes as long as it takes.

But I think baseball is closest to America's heart because, being less dependent on physical shape and training, almost anyone can pick up a bat, ball, or glove and play.

(Basketball is my favorite sport because shooting baskets doesn't require a teammate or opponent.)

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