Friday, October 17

When watching professional baseball, moreso

When watching professional baseball, moreso than in any other sport, you can still see the little kid in the athlete.

Football (American) players are too hidden by the equipment. Hockey players too. Golfers look too much like dads. Football (the rest of the world) players aren't hidden by equipment, yet, for some reason, don't imply the little kid that they once were.

I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that baseball players spend a lot of time standing around, waiting. In all other sports, the athletes are active, and in that activity we see the professional. When ball players stand around, waiting, we can glimpse the Little Leaguer who stood around. They kick the dirt, bite the strings on their gloves, chew gum, young and old alike.

Just an observation.

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