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OLBERMANN: This tension over the decades between tearing down our past in baseball or continuing it — Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, legendary memory, evocative of Jackie Robinson and all that’s great with the game, was built a year after Fenway Park and has been gone for 52 years. Fenway Park, you’ll remember this very well, we both fought against it, the ownership of the Boston Red Sox in the late 1990s was trying to tear it down. There is always this tension. Fortunately, I think the thing has swung the other way, because this week we also had a 50-year-old pitcher win a game, only the second time in baseball history. Fortunately, that pendulum has swung back towards recognizing that the history is a vital part of this game.
WILL: We conservatives are always told, “You can’t turn the clock back.” You can turn it back. We’ve done it with — beginning with Camden Yards and all the other retro ballparks. They said the past was better. Words to live by.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Before we go, quickly, who’s got the best chance this year?
OLBERMANN: I like the Tampa Bay Rays. I know that’s not a trendy pick, but I think it’s a balanced organization.
STEPHANOPOULOS: George, your Nationals are doing pretty well.
WILL: Nationals are doing well, but it’s April. Texas Rangers are the team to fear right now.
Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:28 PM | 47 comment(s)
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