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Abner Doubleday is the believed creator of baseball. But some critics believe that is a myth. One of baseball's greatest legends is the origin of the game. (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

Abner Doubleday is the believed creator of baseball. But some critics believe that is a myth. One of baseball’s greatest legends is the origin of the game. (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to actually sit down and write about this, but I’m finally making the time.

The weather has been killing us. Typical of baseball sometimes, the weather has forced us to postpone a few classes. Our second week was finally held last Wednesday but some things have gotten in the way. This week, we had to postpone another week.

Day 2 of Baseball and the American Tradition was all about the origins of the game of baseball.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball in Cooperstown, N.Y. in 1839. As far as many of us know, that is the story of how baseball was born.

However, there is far more to it than that story. Read the rest of this entry »

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Former Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti was a key figure of Day 1 in Baseball and the American Tradition. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)

Former Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti was a key figure of Day 1 in Baseball and the American Tradition. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)

For anyone who has followed the site faithfully from it’s humble beginnings in 2009, you know that I am a baseball lover, forever a student of the game, with a healthy respect – but often times opinion – on where we’re going, where we’ve been and where we are now.

As the years have progressed, I have shifted many of my articles from being just about the Phillies to being about baseball in general. I am fascinated with the history of the game. I am skeptical of the future, at least until I see it work for the good of baseball, which so far has worked well. And the present, simply being able to watch a game is perfection.

So when this student of the game, working every day to find a career in the sports field, learned of a college course that would allow me to learn about baseball in every form, I was instantly hooked.

That class began on Wednesday, and I’m posting about it here because I can’t help but share my experiences and learnings with everyone who reads the site. My hope is that whatever I can share with you will help you gain a greater understanding for the game of baseball the way I have come to know and love the game while keeping myself open to always learning more. Read the rest of this entry »

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