Sports Resources

As of today, I have been to five professional baseball games during my 25 year existence. Today was my first venture into Fenway Park, the historic ball park from which I live only 5 minutes away. It was certainly interesting to check it out, but it was way too hot. I only lasted until the seventh inning.
I’ve never been much of a sports fan and I generally think that professional spectator sports are a tremendous waste of resources. At the same time, their mass appeal creates a common history among individuals, which is regional in scope. In other words, sports create community. In the same way that people from all walks of life (but generally from one area) come together for church on Sunday, people come together for sports on Saturday (um, and Sunday). If only we could come together for something a bit more… productive.