Letter
August 31, 2017

Live, let live and enjoy

Dear Editor,

Throughout the ages many attempts have been made to revise history. Some, such as the burning of books, have had mild success in encouraging some and intimidating others to join in the hateful venture.

Others have bred the spreading of false or modified reports of events by way of angry opinion in ways to perpetuate divisiveness. Yet others have led to civil disobedience under the pretense of free speech and the “glory” of presumably patriotic dissent.

I prefer baseball, where angry rivals assemble in mass and peaceful encounters to enjoy beer, hot dogs, base hits, errors and walk away from loss or victory and engage in honest disagreement and no loss of friendship or disrespect … or destruction of the game.

This is all without violence, and anxious for the next opportunity to enjoy each other again on the field of battle.
Although there is plenty of heated discussion there is no modifying the statistics of sport, the well organized terms of engagement or damage done to the love of the game.

Royal Barnard, Rutland

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