Monday, April 06, 2009

Baseball season

Baseball season began yesterday, which is great. Baseball is different than, say, football inasmuch as I tend to follow the general arc of the season rather than focus on individual games. I can get excited about key matches, of course, but it's the long-running narratives that draw me--the grinding division races, or the chase for this or that discrete achievement--as if following a soap opera with statistics.