Baseball provides great life lessons

Even about journalism. From a very good piece, focusing mainly on baseball, from ESPN’s Jim Caple (emphasis mine):

A newspaper reporter told me recently that he feels as if he were a blacksmith when the automobile was invented. That’s true only to a certain extent. Automobiles replaced horses as the desired method of transportation; they didn’t replace the desire for transportation. In fact, the desire for transportation multiplied due to the car. The same is true for the Internet. It didn’t replace the desire for information, as more people are reading newspapers than ever before, albeit online for free. But the method of relaying that information is being replaced. When/if newspapers are gone, people will demand to learn their information from another source. They might even (gasp!) pay for it once they realize what they’re missing.

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