…when they study our civilization two thousand years from now, there will only be three things that Americans will be known for: the Constitution, baseball and jazz music. They’re the three most beautiful things Americans have ever created.
First thing about it [baseball] and this seems so obvious that maybe we overlook it… but baseball is a beautiful thing. It’s more beautiful than an old park thats asymmetrical and quirky but even, and I hate to say this because it might encourage them, but even in a dome with artificial turf it’s beautiful. The way the field fans out…the choreography of the sport….the pace and rhythm of it…the fact that that pace and rhythm allows for conversation and reflection and opinion and comparison….
Bob Costas from Ken Burn’s Documentary “Baseball