Friday, October 16, 2009


In the months during which I haven't posted anything here I have, several times, contemplated and even started writing posts dedicated to the great American pastime. Yes that's right, baseball. The problem I have in discussing baseball is that I'm never able to adequately portray the beauty, majesty and magic of the game through words. Though the use of words can be a mode of communication that is both powerful and delightful, I find it lacking with respect to this subject.
It being October and with the baseball postseason in full swing I've decided that a post about baseball is necessary. Due to the fact that I lack the eloquence to fully capture this staple of American culture I've decided to post a few videos that portray that which I feel about baseball.

We start off with America's team:

Next let's see what Fred from I Love Lucy has to say:

How could I post clips about baseball and leave off The Sandlot

What says baseball better than cornflakes...and Babe Ruth?

And finally we have Terrence Mann (James Earl Jones) delivering perhaps the finest treatise on baseball and its importance in America today ever written. If you watch no other clips watch this one.

"This field, this game: it's a part of our past...It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again."


  1. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.

    The last is my favorite as well. "Field of Dreams" makes me goosebumpy and teary. Maybe that's cheesy, but there it is.

  2. When thinking of what's American, don't forget Mom and apple (I mean cherry) pie! I've cheered for the boys in the pin stripes ever since elementary school when we huddled around a transistor radio at recess and idolized Micky Mantle. In spite of their problems, they are America's Team who will one day unite us all in a common cause and bring about world peace. Go Yankees!!!!!!

  3. Agreed! Go Yankees! I love that you included Derek Jeter in your posts (along with the other awesome ones--gotta love Field of Dreams). I think he's probably my favorite baseball player.

  4. True, you either love or hate the Yankees. You know which side I sit on. :)