| A brief introduction to baseball theology
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/17/98, 12:00 am
Over the past generation those who aspire to be intellectuals have often won applause by putting down sports. Sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, formerly of The New York Times, grew tired of his calling and began to equate events like the upcoming World Series with scripted pro wrestling matches or roller derbies. "A baseball game is a staged entertainment, and baseball players are paid performers," he wrote.