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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Wussification Of Baseball Is A Good Thing

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

When the first cave dwellers began using fire, the elders in the tribe sneered and scoffed. “Who needs artificial sources of heat?” they demanded. “Who needs to cook food? What a pathetic bunch of wimps.”

I wasn’t there, but I say this with confidence, simply because every generation regards the next one as soft and weak. It’s almost a requirement of being an adult.

Those cave people had a point. Didn’t animal skins and sunshine suffice for keeping warm? If raw meat was good enough for Granddad, why wasn’t it good enough for Junior? Of course, their ancestors had gotten similar criticisms when they moved into caves, offending those who thought covered shelter was for sissies.…

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