Quotation by Thomas Boswell

Baseball is the religion that worships the obvious and gives thanks that things are exactly as they seem. Instead of celebrating mysteries, baseball rejoices in the absence of mysteries and trusts that, if we watch what is laid before our eyes, down to the last detail, we will cultivate the gift of seeing things as they really are.
Thomas Boswell, U.S. sports journalist. "The Church of Baseball," Baseball: An Illustrated History, ed. Geoffrey C. Ward, Knopf (1994).
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