Apparently, baseball continues to occupy a somewhat thriving niche of the American sports and entertainment landscape. Though it’s really not a topic about which I should be writing when operating on less than six hours of sleep, I can’t ignore the reality that it remains a very popular diversion, even if it’s no longer America’s true pastime.
And for those of you who routinely get more than six hours of sleep and thus are able to watch an entire baseball game without taking two naps, NBC Sports recently has pumped significant resources into the official NBC Sports all-baseball blog.
It’s called Circling The Bases, and they’re swinging for the fences (is that the right term?) this week as the Winter Meetings unfold.
In beefing up the CTB effort, NBC also has cornered the market on Italian lawyers from West Virginia who quit practicing law to do this full time. Craig Calcaterra ditched his sharkskin for horsehide last week, and he’s part of a five-man team that’s covering the bases for Circling the Bases.
Hmmm. There’s five of them. And there’s five of us.
Maybe the football and baseball guys should square off in a game of basketball.