Zen and the Art of Hitting

“Baseball is dull only to dull minds.” – Red Barber

Baseball is simple in essence: hit a round ball travelling at almost 100 mph with a round bat while people are trying to stop you, run around to come back home and do it often.  It is a slow paced game punctuated by intense speed, athleticism, and drama.  It is agrarian America at it’s finest, a microcosm of life.

As Miyamoto Musashi proclaimed: from one thing know all, from the whole understand the pieces.  Contemplate this in relationship to baseball, for this game is Zen on a diamond.