Baseball Season Opens Today

Chicago’s professional baseball team, the White Sox, have their home opener today. To celebrate, I’ve got a few things for you:

This season preview is a bit pessimistic, which makes it quite unusual as baseball goes: The Most Dismal Season in 30 Years?

And this one is beautifully written, I think: What Baseball Does to the Soul

And this one is by Bill James, the father of Sabermetrics, and a provocative, unique, occasionally disturbing voice:  The Connection Between Fan and Inmate

And then there’s this for The Realist: