Re: The silliness of sports
Interesting question ORH. I really think the same thing can be said for the majority of things we spend our time doing. Is it silly to pay to listen to your favorite musician, or to visit an incredible art museum, or to read a great piece of literature, or to go to a play, or see a movie, etc. Afterall, those things are just sound, lines on a canvas, words on a page, and people acting different than who they are...
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"