Baseball On My Brain

The tug
August 21, 2008, 7:50 pm
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Catching up on my magazines today and was reading the 8/18/08 issue of the Sporting News, in which there is a good discussion about the forthcoming implementation of instant replay in Major League Baseball.

Players, managers and executives were polled, and when the question of “Is making the correct call the most important thing?” was posed to Dodgers’ VP Charles Steinberg, he replied as such:

“Preserving the integrity of the game is the most important thing. The game, in its perfection, includes errors. The inhuman elements of baseball are perfect. Natural grass, real dirt, naturally occuring limestone, wood bats, yarn-and-hide balls, mud from the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. It’s the human element – always imperfect yet always striving for perfection, albeit futilely, that is its tug.”

My Lord! Those might just be the most beautiful words I’ve had the pleasure of reading this season.


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