The 2008 Election and Ball Four
Jim Bouton's classic book, Ball Four, about his life as a knuckleball pitcher includes a vignette that applies to the upcoming election. The story takes place in the Polo Grounds with two kids chasing after a home run ball. One boy wanted the ball, while the other had to have it. The Republicans have operated like the kid that had to have the ball and have pulled out every stop to get it. My sense is that they will do so again and Obama will not have a chance unless he is willing to scrap like there is no tomorrow. There is hope. He does play basketball.