What Is Baseball? A Recollection Of Memories

Posted: 28th September 2009 by Cliff Eastham in MLB
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á Baseball means so many different things to different people. Not just a nine inch (circumference) circle shaped object with cork at the center, wrapped in yarn with white cowhide sewn with red stitches. á To some, it is a way of life, while others may view it strictly as a business. á To a little kid growing up in in the 1940's, in East Slumville, it was a way to escape the poverty and hopelessness found in the "hood". His game could consist of a garbage lid for first base, a discarded pizza box for second, an old newspaper with a rock holding it down for third base. á I couldn't sum up baseball in one word, one sentence or one paragraph. á Pull up a chair and I will attempt to tell you what baseball is to me. á Baseball is the smell of freshly c ...

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