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Baseball - College Essays

Baseball

Jake Garber
Comm 395
Imbody
13 May 2014

Our National Pastime

Baseball has for a long time been a staple in the American sporting culture as baseball and America have grown up together. Exploring the different ages and stages of American society, reveals how baseball has served as both a public reflection of, and vehicle for, the evolution of American culture and society. Many American ways including our landscapes, traditional songs, and pastimes all bear the mark of a game that continues to be identified with America's morals and aspirations. Baseball seems to be a perfect representative system having many comparative analogies to the larger system of development, America. Since ...

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today that we Americans sometimes take for granted its significance in our everyday lives. Contemporary baseball is so closely related with American ideals and identity that it often has served as an expression of patriotism. In times of national hardships, baseball has been used to encourage and rally the nation. Of the two key concepts underlying the emergence of the American nation, one has prevailed since historical times, the patriotism and national identity ideals, and the other has to some extent, disappeared since historical times, the extreme discrimination and social intolerability. The use of baseball to establish a national spirit and identity in the form of patriotism still exists in the contemporary sport of baseball. One tradition that began in 1910 by President William H. Taft was the presidential "first pitch". The presidents' annual appearance at the start of each season symbolically renewed the bonds that the country, its leaders, and the game of baseball shared. ...

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