From Major League to local teams, the nation’s pastime is alive and well
“I see great things in baseball,” wrote America’s poet Walt Whitman 169 years ago. “It’s our game — the American game.
“It has the snap, go, fling of the American atmosphere.”
Baseball lays out an inviting green carpet on which nine leaping athletes chase each other while throwing, catching and hitting a white ball. They take the field full of hope, follow the rules, trust in skill and and believe luck will bless them.