Member Rara Avis
LOL. The truth is, the last time I watched a baseball game was at Angel Stadium, circa 1973. No, wait. That's the *only* baseball game I've ever watched. And the last time I watched even a portion of a Tiger's game the star player was Al Kaline
Your dad was right, though, Karen. The beauty of baseball is in the defense, and hitting the ball with a bat is just an excuse to trigger that beauty, perhaps with a back-peddling catch in right field or the rapid fire choreography of a double-play. In that sense, baseball is a lot like a good game of chess. Only not as exciting.