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Baseball Bearings: Why The National Pastime Strikes So Close to Home

Reader, Los Angeles' Free Weekly, May 25, 1979 | Tuesday, May 08, 1979

The past few weeks—the subsiding of April, intiations of June—have brought me back to first things, to primary baseball.

I've been thinking about the way baseball, much more than, say, football, serves as a figure for American life, how it is precisely this figurative aspect that renders the game so engrossing. Read more...