Thomas Boswell, simply the best baseball writer in American history, got it right when he said this: “All baseball fans can be divided into two groups: those who come to batting practice and the others. Only those in the first category have much chance of amounting to anything.”
“Cheating is baseball’s oldest profession. No other game is so rich in skulduggery, so suited to it or so proud of it.”
“Several rules of stadium building should be carved on every owner’s forehead. Old, if properly refurbished, is always better than new. Smaller is better than bigger. Open is better than closed. Near beats far. Silent visual effects are better than loud ones. Eye pollution hurts attendance. Inside should look as good as outside. Domed stadiums are criminal.”
Think Wrigley. Think the homerdome in Minneapolis. I rest my case. There is no stadium like Wrigley. Full stop. Don’t even get me started about Boston or Y-nk– Stadium.