For all the constant change and chaos that takes place on a daily basis in the world around us, sports continue to and will forever have the ability to stabilize. Games become a part of national holidays, leagues symbolize the beginning and end of seasons, and the most important sport in your life has the power to take you away from anything and everything at once.
Spring has arrived, and the season of renewal and rebirth is forever synonymous in the sports world with baseball. For however long the season goes on, for however bad your team is in June, and for however boring the game may seem, in the beginning of April, when the season starts, there is nothing more pure, hopeful, and revitalizing in the sports world.
About a year ago I wrote a piece about a new app about the history of baseball. The app itself is great for a baseball historian, but what I was reminded of recently when writing about this was the tangent I went on in describing the sport (a tangent that is at least half the article) with a nod to David Duchovny and The X-Files. It still applies today.
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