So I had this thought about baseball, the other day.
(It’s not often I think about sports. So maybe I’m even more full of it than usual.)
The thought was that baseball is a perfect sport for the U.S. It’s almost a metaphor for who we are as a country.
I was thinking about how we’re all individualistic and stuff, and how that really plays out on the diamond. A batter approaches a team of people, all who are opposed to what he wants to do. He might incidentally help others along (if they are on base) or whatever, but baseball, from the batter’s perspective, is this solitary thing, this David vs. Goliath thing, this individual standing up to the crowd sort of thing.
I don’t know how this plays out that the individual soon will be in the field with a bunch of other team mates. Perhaps it doesn’t mean anything. Perhaps somewhere deep inside we understand that some times we stand alone and other times we are part of the crowd that others will stand up to.
Just my thought for the day. What do you think? What do the sports people watch say about them?