Baseball – “The Great American Pastime,” and indeed it is. And how exciting this year and last year’s World Series have been! Who said that the “doping” scandal put an end to baseball? It may have temporarily dampened interest, but no longer. Have an underdog win last year, and a city in need of an uplifting win enter the series this year – and you have the formula for a rejuvenated sport – and nation.
This is being written before the final game(s) of the World Series are played. Regardless of who wins, this is a pastime that is a much needed antidote to the dissension and violence in our society today. Indeed, more effective than any pill this doctor, and I would wager, virtually any doctor, can prescribe is a pastime – that is engrossing, exciting and NON-violent. Baseball certainly is the antidote to the poisonous rhetoric and extreme acts of terror-induced anxiety that permeates our civilization.
Now I have t be frank, this is a house divided! Despite the fact that the Dodgers deserted NY, as an ex-New Yorker, I am rooting for the Dodgers. That’s OK, because my husband is rooting for the Astros . . . and you never can tell in this series . . .