"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

26 March 2020


Unknown, Opening day, Bennett Park, 1911. Tigers vs. White Sox, Davy Jones at bat, Billy Sullivan catching. Game played in snow storm, 1911

Baseball is not life. It is a fiction, a metaphor. And a ballplayer is a man who agrees to uphold that metaphor as though lives were at stake.

David James Duncan

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