REPOST: BASEBALL IN 5D?!

OPENING DAY 2014 IS HERE!
Welcome to 5D, baseball!


This is an FPL post from September 2013:

There's an op-ed this morning in the NY Times depicting the decline of baseball as a game of major interest compared to other popular sports in America. In the piece, "IS THE GAME OVER?" by Jonathan Mahler, the author cites several reasons for the low ratings baseball's World Series have received over several years, now, including that the game is "quiet and slow."

"As crazy as it sounds, baseball was once celebrated for its speed, " writes Mahler. "Into the 1910s — before all of the commercial breaks and visits to the mound — it was possible to play a game in under an hour. To the game’s early poets, baseball’s fast pace was what made it distinctly American. Mark Twain called it a symbol of 'the drive and push and rush and struggle of the raging, tearing, booming 19th century!' The 21st century, not so much."

For me, it's exactly that "quiet slowness" I love about baseball, though I would describe the ambiance of the game more poetically as having a "contemplative timelessness."

Hmmm... Could baseball, in 5D, now be turning into a game for Old Souls?

Old Souls typically require a good deal of silence and solitude to nourish their spirit compared to younger souls. And older souls live less in the rigidness of a space-time continuum. Games like football, basketball, soccer, hockey not only engage in non-stop, frenetic action, but those games are also ruled by a clock, with strict time limitations. Not the kind of entertainment Old Souls typically prefer.

Baseball, on the other hand, has many long moments of thoughtful non-activity, and theoretically, a game could go on indefinitely.


"Seeing an Old Soul as a baby is telling, for while the child is still acting the demanding infant or growing baby, another quality may be sensed. Because the soul has done all of this so many times, the child has a peace, ease, and wisdom about it-at least in its quieter moments-that can be sensed by the adults around it."

The need for those "quieter moments" not only continues throughout the lifespan of an Old Soul, but even more solitude and meditative time is desired as the life evolves, even in the context of a full, busy life.

So, what of baseball in 5D? It may no longer be the "National Pastime" it once was in 3D reality, but it may nonetheless continue on as a place for spirits to play, just as they did in "Field of Dreams." 


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And apparently a 3 pound ice cream sundae fits into 5D Baseball.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/sundae-pounds-12-scoops-17/story?id=23068653

CITY ROCK NETWORK said...

Love it!

 

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