George Weigel reflects on baseball’s All-Star game :
For the past two decades Ive taught in Cracow every July. Id not trade the experience for anything, but its had one drawback: I havent seen baseballs All-Star Game in a long time. The game itself is no big deal. But the sight of so many great players gathered in one place is an annual reminder of the pastimes remarkable capacity to renew itself, generation to generation. The rancid steroid era ends; the era of Josh Hamilton, Matt Kemp, Stephen Strasburg, and Justin Verlander begins. Tell me baseball isnt divinely inspired.