Dickson: Keeping score, an analog pleasure in a digital age

From Paul Dickson at The National Pastime Museum on October 30, 2015:

The world is divided into two kinds of baseball fans: those who keep score at the ballgame and those who have never made the leap. For those of us who have made the leap, keeping score can add to the enjoyment of watching and experiencing baseball.

Scoring is the fan’s game. It does not belong to the owners, players, or Major League Baseball. Scoring is the fan’s game primarily because it is enjoyable and useful at any level allowing you to re-create a game days, weeks, even years later. Scoring will always bring you closer to the game on the field, giving you an understanding you cannot gain otherwise.

Scoring is exciting—even in front of a television screen or listening to the radio—because it brings you, the scorekeeper, into the game in the sense that it forces you to pay attention and allows you to become part of the action.

Read the full article here: http://www.thenationalpastimemuseum.com/article/keeping-score-analog-pleasure-digital-age

Originally published: October 30, 2015. Last Updated: October 30, 2015.