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Baseball’s Virtues

10:21 AM, Jul 6, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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"Because of the way in which baseball links the generations it has been a channel through which vital traits of American character are instilled. The health of baseball concerns all of America, and the health of ­America — perhaps especially the American family — finds itself reflected in the state of our national pastime. Baseball is a mirror of American liberty and of the virtues necessary to sustain it."

Diana Schaub, "America at the Bat," National Affairs, Winter 2010.

Two baseball-related stories from today's Washington Post, worth reading and also heartening as to the health of America:

Bryce Harper’s visit with Gavin Rupp

Jason Benetti, Syracuse Chiefs announcer, refuses to let cerebral palsy affect his game

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