The Sport That Time Forgot – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Baseball is the only major sport without a clock. When we first played baseball as kids, the game wasn’t over until mom called from the back porch telling us supper was ready. We played with total disregard for how well—or badly—we played yesterday, and we never thought about tomorrow. Baseball and time creep along side by side, yet never intersect.

With its disregard for time, baseball suits the elderly. For us baseball is never…


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