General

I wasn't there for the crowds, or for the sound of the ball made when I sent it into the stratosphere; I wasn't there to make my parents proud or to show the teachers I had listened to their advice... I was there for me. I was at that baseball pitch to show up for myself and prove to to my own satisfaction that I was always gonna try to be more than the statistics predicted for kids from my neighbourhood.

General

Baseball is the President tossing out the first ball of the season and a scrubby schoolboy playing catch with his dad on a Mississippi farm. A tall, thin old man waving a scorecard from the corner of his dugout. That’s baseball. And so is the big, fat guy with a bulbous nose running home one of his (Babe Ruth’s) 714 home runs.

By angela, October 15, 2014.

Authored by Joe Votruba, here.

General

I felt what I almost always feel when I am watching a ballgame: Just for those two or three hours, there is really no place I would rather be.

By angela, October 15, 2014.

Authored by Roger Angell, here.

General

I see great things in baseball. It's our game -- the American game. It will take our people out of doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair those losses, and be a blessing to us.

By angela, October 15, 2014.

Authored by Walt Whitman, American Poet, here.