There was much woe and lamentation in the seventies that the game was dying.
Distant replay morphs into instant replay, and future replay cannot be far off.
In over 160 years of recorded baseball history, no team had ever won a championship this way.
Whatever else I do before finally I go to my grave, I hope it will not be looking after young people.
The National League was born the following year, as an attempt to exert the control of capital over labor.
This illuminates not only fans' interest in major league teams but also the minors and even Little League.
If I haven't made myself clear, this worrisome chain of events describes the game of the nineteenth century.
This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense: the pain of not being able to return to one's home and family.
The heroes of our youth grow old - 'the boys of summer in their ruin,' in Dylan Thomas's verse - yet we seem the same.
Finally, for all of us but a lucky few, the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished so we can get on with grown-up things.