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Skariff2 66M
4275 posts
2/23/2019 3:32 pm
Cracker Jack

"Home" by Ken Burns

It's a beautifully designed game. Timeless, but always changing. It's a game in which the defense always has the ball; and a game in which every player is measured by the ghosts of all who have gone before.

For more than 150 years, baseball has been a mirror of the complicated country that gave it birth

From California to the New York islands, through good times and bad, through wars, depressions, and civil strife, it has entertained us, it has inspired us, and sometimes, it has even transformed us.

We pass it down from mothers to sons, fathers to daughters, as every generation invests itself in the sweet hope of springtime and endures the painful realities of fall.

Its essential dimensions never change, yet nothing ever happens the same way twice. It is a game in which the person scores, not the ball; where the objective, always, is to come home.

Home, where no asks where you come from or who you voted for.

Home, where all season long, we congregate to cheer and plead, laugh and cry in the magnificent cathedrals of our game – the places, the poet Donald Hall says, "where memory gathers."

Home, where every October, baseball’s greatest stars do battle.

Nothing in our daily life offers more of the comfort of continuity, the powerful sense of belonging, and the freedom from time's constraints than does our National Pastime.

It is the place we always come back to – home.

Prejudice cannot be conquered with logic, logic didn't instill it and logic cannot eradicate it.

Skariff2 66M
2901 posts
2/23/2019 9:06 pm


Prejudice cannot be conquered with logic, logic didn't instill it and logic cannot eradicate it.

sparkleflit 72F
5063 posts
2/23/2019 10:05 pm

If you build it, they will come.

Rocketship 75F
15578 posts
2/24/2019 7:51 am

Well said!!!

Ahhhh........... What a comfortable feeling 'home' gives us~~~

Misguided1 76M
131 posts
2/24/2019 10:54 am

Ken Burns who was born on July 29 of 1953 in Brooklyn NY was and always will be true Brooklyn Dodgers fan.

That very year his Dodger Blue hero's were the National League Champions as no three plus weeks of playoffs were held.'

Instead the true old fashioned version of the world series was when the National League Champions had to face the American League champion.

Kens Dodgers lost in six games to the New York Yankess then dynasty in what now would be entitled the Subway series with each teams home fields located only scant minutes away from each other.

Five future hall of famer's were on the Dodgers that year who would finally win their very first World series ever in 1955.

So much American History is connected to Major League baseball then truly an American sport.

Today baseball has gone global only trailing soccer as the most popular sport in the world.