Time Essay: The Greatest Game

SLOW? Players have been known to sleep during a game. Unfocused? It begins when the hockey rinks are frozen and ends when footballs are tossed in snow flurries.

Archaic? Its greatest heroes are locked in the mythic past, an epoch located roughly between the Jurassic era and World War II.

Unfashionable? Of all major team sports, it is the only one that is not played against a clock.

By all rational standards, baseball should have gone the way of the bison and the convertible by now. But there are no rational standards in love. Besieged...

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