September 11, 2018

When Does Something "New" Happen in Baseball?

  • Never? Always? Both justifiable answers.

"New" will only be interesting if it is …

  • … a relatively rare event, and
  • inexhaustible, so that new will always be possible.

Outline of Talk

  • Review rules of the game.
  • Define a concept of "new" in baseball that will be rare and inexhaustible.
  • Ask interesting questions about the game.
  • Sound a call to action.

Batting Starts the Play