“Live Your Life Like Every Day is Opening Day”~ Yogi Berra
Yesterday was truly exciting, even if my Orioles weren’t playing. It just raised the anticipation all the more! Unfortunately, I was stuck in a stuffy building attending an equally stuffy conference. At least I only heard the word “dichotomous” once!
I figured I’d at least be able to entertain myself with my fancy-schmancy phone and be able to keep up with all the news and excitement of Opening Day. Sadly, I was wrong. The building we were in was like some kind of fortress where all radio signals were blocked. Or something like that. I don’t get technology, but for whatever reason, my phone didn’t work.
I had to find other ways to entertain myself. And what better way to entertain yourself than with baseball? I started noting every time someone (other than myself) mentioned baseball. I was delighted to record 4 instances where baseball was referenced (and I didn’t initiate the conversation) during that serious, professional meeting. One person even began his presentation with, “Does anyone know the Nats score?” Four mentions might not seem to be much, but I was delighted to hear someone refer to cyber security experts as “technology umpires.” Or maybe I just had baseball on the brain.
Sport sociologists like to note the pervasiveness of sport in society. Look around you – are you seeing sport where you least expect it? (Or is it just me?)