I like baseball.  I can’t say I’m the fanatic some of my friends are when it comes to sports, but baseball is the first game I was ever exposed to on a regular basis when I was a kid.

the reporter from Mediaite who claimed the KKK was infiltrating the World Series may need to spend some time in a re-education camp

It’s like James Earl Jones in the movie Field-of-Dreams explaining how the game connects us from generation-to-generation.  From an early age, I picked up baseball lingo.  It gets absorbed.  There are people who aren’t sports fans and I’m OK with their choice.  When I was a young reporter, one of my colleagues was told she would be interviewing “Whitey” Ford.  When she didn’t know the name, she was mocked by most of the men in the newsroom.  Ford had retired from baseball a couple of generations earlier and even a lot of young baseball watchers may not have known the name.

On the other hand, the reporter from Mediaite who claimed the KKK was infiltrating the World Series may need to spend some time in a re-education camp.  In baseball, a K is the symbol for a strikeout.  If a pitcher has thrown 3, someone might flash three K’s.  That she didn’t know is fine, but her reaction is typically liberal.