Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Baseball Blogging

Regular readers of the blog will know that I try and find examples of sports becoming intermingled with politics. Part of this stems from my belief that whenever you get groups of people coming together for whatever purpose, you get politics. Sports, therefore, provide a peculiarly interesting angle to view politics and identity through, because most of the assumptions that operate in the crowd are unconscious, and yet very telling indeed.

This article sums up, for me, a lot of why sports really are important. So much meaning, so much a sense of community, a sense of identity.