There’s a fair chance that tonight will mark the official end of baseball, assuming the San Francisco Giants knock off the Kansas City Royals in the World Series.
Then, the nation’s long descent into darkness (and a little madness, too) begins, buoyed only by a slow approaching circle on a date in early February when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, and we are reminded that anything is possibly, even if highly unlikely.
Baseball lends itself to metaphors that no other sport can provide. This op-doc from a prison this week in the New York Times is proof of that.
“Baseball is like doing time.”
So long, baseball. Don’t stay away too long.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.