The Boys of Autumn

October 1982
National Review;10/29/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 21, p1324
The article presents a discussion on the current state of the game of baseball. According to the author, baseball resists modernization, essentially remaining pastoral, even amid the concrete and steel of modern cities. Baseball games are played at a leisurely pace, without a clock, and surrounded by rituals from the past. The author says that even the names of the players tend to have an archaic rural quality to them.


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