Ecocentricity Blog: Baseball at its Finest

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Ecocentricity Blog: Baseball at its Finest

So, how ‘bout that Game Seven?
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And so I settled in to watch a baseball game last Wednesday evening, like millions of other Americans. I figured it would be historic, and I didn’t want to miss out.

Yes, I know it’s been the dominant non-political news story of the past week, but I’m going to write about it anyway. Given my post last week, I felt compelled to write a follow-up. And this post will be about twice as long as most, so feel free to skip this week if it isn’t your style.

This is an environmentally themed blog, but I’m mainly just going to muse about baseball in this post. I will say this though: cultural moments like last Wednesday night, where the rich complexity of the human experience is on full display, are one of the main reasons I care about the environment. To me, it would be heartbreaking to lose the World Series and scuba diving and Halloween costumes and good wine and a whole host of life’s joys because we failed to protect our natural systems.

Now, on to baseball. I grew up playing the sport, but I don’t think I ever loved it. Rather, basketball occupied my interest, partly because of its faster pace-of-play and partly because I was better at it. That second part seemed to matter a lot more to me when I was younger…….you know, before I realized that professional sports was never going to happen for me.

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