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Don't Kill the Umpire: How Baseball Escaped Its Violent Past
If baseball is sometimes called the “pastoral game,” is it because it was once played in pastures? Maybe, but more telling is its attitude toward violence, which plays a peculiar, sublimated role in the sport. In stark contrast to the play of football and other widely appreciated American games like basketball and ice hockey, baseball players are schooled to take their agg ...more
ebook, 27 pages
Published March 7th 2012 by Now and Then Reader
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