The practical joke is the psychiatry of baseball.
Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words. A carnival without kewpie dolls.
Baseball is the only major sport that appears backward in a mirror.
Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.
It's the underground nuclear testing. Because of that, all gravity is leaving the earth. And so are the baseballs.
Back then, if you had a sore arm, the only people concerned were you and your wife. Now it's you, your wife, your agent, your investment counselor, your stockbroker, and your publisher.