American Summer Pastime In Pitchers And Catchers

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There are few American summer pastimes that I love more than baseball. I love the stillness of a summer afternoon. I love Fourth of July fireworks and summertime picnics. I love a cold beer in the waning sunlight. I love relaxing with friends and listening to music. Come to think of it, all of these American summer pastimes are a part of America’s game: baseball. As much as I love baseball (and I really love baseball), I did not love Moe Berg’s essay Pitchers and Catchers. He added a level of technicality to a game that I have always thought of as pure in its simplicity. It’s a game so simple that even a couple of children can get together to play in a field on a summer afternoon. It doesn’t require structure or organization,
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