What’s Happened to Our Game? Baseball Salaries, Statistics, Steroids, and Slow Motion in a New Age of Showmanship
Location: The Village – White River Junction, VT
Room: Miller Stage
Baseball, our former “national pastime”, is still a wonderful game of skill, strategy, and situations. But the game has changed considerably in the last 50 years, since the dawn of the steroid era, an emphasis on statistical analysis, slow-motion replay, salary inflation, and a penchant for home runs, leading to increased strikeouts. This course will explore some of these changes since the seventies, with readings, PowerPoint presentations, and YouTube videos used to stimulate discussion of a game that we all love.