April 15, 2009
One of the great things about baseball is the continuity of the game. Although there have been changes through the years the basis of the game is the same. At any given game there is most likely to be a conversation between two fans where they attempt to compare a former player to a contemporary counterpart. How would Babe Ruth fare against today’s specialized pitchers? Could Cy Young mow down the larger hitters of today? How would commissioner Bud Selig handle Ty Cobb and his dirty play antics? The list of questions and comparisons are endless. As a baseball fan myself I am less interested in the comparisons and more fascinated with what it would be like to see past moments in history. I would love to go back in time and see some of the game’s greats in their prime.