"And we're underway..."

The Friday newsletter welcomes back baseball and the promise it brings.

Baseball came back, and this time it didn’t fill me with dread.

The opening of a new baseball season is supposed to feel like hope. While any legitimacy of the sport’s claim to the mantle of America’s “national pastime” fell away decades ago, baseball is still the game that Americans are most prone to nostalgia and poetry over. Its return heralds the com…

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