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.
This is an excerpt from Joya Pope's timeless piece on "Soul Ages":