Sounds Familiar

“It is played everywhere … in parks and playgrounds and prison yards … in back alleys and farmers’ fields … by small boys and old men … raw amateurs and millionaire professionals. It is a leisurely game that demands blinding speed … the only game in which the defense has the ball. It follows the seasons, beginning each year with the fond expectancy of springtime and ending with the hard facts of autumn.” – John Chancellor, narrating the first episode of Ken Burns’ Baseball (“Our Game”)