Editor's note: Fall 2018 Baseball Research Journal

By Cecilia M. Tan

This article was published in the Fall 2018 Baseball Research Journal.

A note from the editor of the Baseball Research Journal. Why do you love baseball? Many of us caught the baseball bug from a parent or other adult when we were young. Baseball hooks our emotions when we’re impressionable, engages our civic pride and maybe even patriotism, and stirs our excitement. Baseball is parent-approved fun, but it also provides lessons in disappointment. There are a million reasons to be into baseball, which is part of its strength and its appeal. But lately I’ve come to realize that there’s one reason . . .

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