Bringing the Text to Life
Major-league baseball is now in full swing.
Don't you miss football just a little bit?
George Carlin muses on the nature of baseball and football:
Baseball is played in a park - a baseball park.
Football is played in a stadium - often called Soldier's Field or War Memorial Stadium.
Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.
Football begins in the fall, when everything is dying.
Football is concerned with downs. "What down is it?"
Baseball is concerned with ups. "I'm not up. Is he up? You're up!"
In football, you receive a penalty.
In baseball, you make an error. Oops!
In football, the specialist comes in to kick something.
In baseball, the specialist comes in to relieve someone.
Football has hitting, clipping, piling on, spearing, personal fouls and unnecessary roughness.
Baseball has the sacrifice.
In football the objective is for the quarterback, sometimes called the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense, hitting his...