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The late former Major League Baseball Commissioner and Yale President A Bartlett Giamatti has written an elegant and philosophical dissertation on the integral relationship of baseball and American life and leisure Jacques Barzun once wrote that Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, and Giamatti s excellent analysis of the spirit of American independence intertwined with the strong sense of community in our leisure time gives credence to that observation As sports fans, all of us have jumped to our feet in the midst of a game or performance Giamatti s insights into why that happens demonstrate the depth of his far ranging thought He writes, And when in the midst of that free time activity a person on the field or fairway, rink, floor, or track, performs an act that surpasses despite his or her evident mortality, his or her humanness whatever we have seen or heard of or could conceive of doing our selves, then we have witnessed, full fledged, fulfilled, what we anticipated and what all the repetition in the game strove for, a moment when we are all free of all constraint of all kinds, when pure energy and pure order create an instant of complete coherence In that instant, pulled to our feet, we are pulled out of ourselves We feel what we saw, become what we perceived Giamatti also does not spare the cult of the young athlete in his incisive analysis of leisure and sport and their places in American life He writes of young star athletes who discover their careers are over there is no place in the general culture for them when they no longer fit in the cult because no one told them or they refused to believe that there comes an end to running, an end to the cheers, an end to the life lived on the cuff, an end to the endless pleasuring of themselves He continues, Blame or guilt is not the issue The issue is to warn us against giving over our young as hostages to any powerful social convention, even one as seemingly innocent or pleasurable as sports Powerful observations such as these deserve to be read again and again and pondered by everyone, not only those whose careers are in the sports industry We fans are part and parcel of this phenomenon In his insightful analysis of the geometry of baseball and its relationship to force and energy, readers who are not die hard fans of the sport may find the explanation a bit lengthy and repetitive, but for those of us who do truly believe baseball is inextricably interlaced with American life, it rings true and presents another valuable dimension to the almost hypnotic draw of life on the baseball diamond Baseball fans who spend time musing about the philosophy of baseball and its relationship to life in America today will truly enjoy this book Sports fans who arethan just the put the feet up and pop a beer type of fan will also appreciate Giamatti s profound analysis and insights into American life and culture The sad counterpoint to all of this is that Giamatti is no longer with us, and we cannot look forward toof his beautiful and philosophical observations. An intellectual look at the importance of baseball in American society Thoughtful and deep, it s a fascinating look at the importance of sport and the microcosm of daily reality that it is in all of our lives. A Bartlett Giamatti writes poetically, philosophically, and eloquently about games and leisure and about their meaning to Americans He s not a sports writer He s a classicist So he sees leisure linked to Aristotle as well as to the sacred as in holiday or holy day All sport becomes ceremony Since sport is conducted in stadiums, because the intense emotion is about winning or losing through ceremony and ritual, the joy of the gods is brought back when people gather In every sport, ritual is enacted In that same way, sport perpetuates community by bringing together groups of people so that elements of our necessary rituals, including winning and losing, can be performed.The 3d essay, Baseball as Narrative, is so beautiful it ll break your heart if you love baseball He sees baseball in Homeric terms, each game a tale of quest and homecoming, each game played on a geometric grid of circles, squares, and rectangles, and each game involving specific tasks and challenges centered around the idea of leaving and coming home It s a story of how we find our origins Confined within boundaries and patterns which constrain the rhythms of play and passion, the game allows us the joy of accomplishment and helps us realize freedom in the fulfillment of a complex order Baseball is a retelling of the same story and is a refinement of the fable we live over and over Just as each game is made up of a ritualistic repetition of pitches and outs ordered by a numbering system centered on 3 and 4, each game in itself is a repetition of the story we never tire of reliving.It s a paean to baseball I have a volume of poems about baseball which I love and have read many times But none of the poems in it compare to Bartlett s magical, elegant explanation of the deeper philosophical connotations of baseball and what it really means to us. Giamatti was an intellectual powerhouse That being said, this was not really a baseball book The last chapter was brief and directly about baseball The majority of the book was an argument about sport and society on a macro level Somewhat like a graduate thesis paper. Giamatti was brilliant, even for a Red Sox fan A wonderful little book about the game I love, told by someone who speaks poetically about his own love and understanding of the game Would be a great read right before baseball season each year. A Bartlett Giamatti, when he was made commissioner of baseball in 1989, was an intriguing choice for the job He was an unusual combination of scholar, academician and administrator former president of Yale and the National League and baseball afficianado I thought at the time that he was likely to have performed well and would bring to baseball s self absorbed actors players, their union and the owners abalanced sensibility about the game and its relationship to its fans Sadly, Giamatti was in the job for only six months his sudden death left his promising impact on the game unrealized Take Time for Paradise was written shortly before his death It is a scholarly treatise on the meaning of leisure and games in western life and thought, linking back to Greek conceptions of the place of leisure in our lives Leisure, Giamatti says, is at its essence a form of freedom, an opportunity through choice to express our place in the culture If leisure s opposite, work, is a burden we must bear in order to live work at its heart a negotiation with death leisure is choice and with special meaning to the Amercian ethos freedom.Giamatti gives us insights into the relationship of sports to community, both of participants and spectators He talks about the nature of the city an artifact constructed purposely by and for people who choose to live by rules that constrain untrammeled freedom Sports also is a form of community governed by rules that define and constrain it The shared nature of both cities and sports is that they are entirely created by human will and imagination, social agreements for organizing energy that make no sense except in their own terms He warns, though, about the tendency for sports to become cultic where obsession and fixation can lead to damaging results, particularly on athletes for whom their sport becomes their lives only dimension constantly reinforced by the pressure of expectations from fans, owners and media This can be exceedingly harmful as today s scandals with doping and the manipulative treatment of student athletes bears out.Giamatti s final chapter on Baseball as Narrative was most enjoyable He describes why baseball s place in our culture is so uniquely American Baseball is part of America s plot, part of America s mysterious, underlying design Our national plot is to be free enough to consent to an order that will enhance and compound as it constrains our freedom His descripton of the symmetry of baseball, both the geometry of the field s dimensions and the rhythm of the rules so much is in patterns of three s and four s explains that feeling of coherence and satisfing pattern that we get while experiencing the game Baseball s sense of order is rather like compositions of Bach, so much organizing symmetry that defines the work, but in the background, subtle but compelling.Giamatti describes the meaning of baseball s play in a literary sense that connects the game with fundamental themes appearing and reappearing in the western psyche The path a player takes in baseball is a journey, leaving from home and travelling amidst constant danger and travail The batter is a lonely figure who must progress or utterly fail Failure, in fact, is the most common result of a player s actions But, to be safe , to return home is the essence of human yearning and striving Odesseus s journey, the Pilgrim s Progress Expelled from Eden we journey in danger and trouble yearning with hope to return to Paradise.Needless to say, Take Time to Paradise is not light reading, but this thought stimulating short book expands one s thinking about the nature of leisure and sports and will make one consider the game of baseball on a different and satisfying plane. The late former Major League Baseball Commissioner and Yale President A Bartlett Giamatti has written an elegant and philosophical dissertation on the integral relationship of baseball and American life and leisure Jacques Barzun once wrote that Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, and Giamatti s excellent analysis of the spirit of American independence intertwined with the strong sense of community in our leisure time gives credence to that observation return As sports fans, all of us have jumped to our feet in the midst of a game or performance Giamatti s insights into why that happens demonstrate the depth of his far ranging thought He writes, And when in the midst of that free time activity a person on the field or fairway, rink, floor, or track, performs an act that surpasses despite his or her evident mortality, his or her humanness whatever we have seen or heard of or could conceive of doing our selves, then we have witnessed, full fledged, fulfilled, what we anticipated and what all the repetition in the game strove for, a moment when we are all free of all constraint of all kinds, when pure energy and pure order create an instant of complete coherence In that instant, pulled to our feet, we are pulled out of ourselves We feel what we saw, become what we perceived return Giamatti also does not spare the cult of the young athlete in his incisive analysis of leisure and sport and their places in American life He writes of young star athletes who discover their careers are over there is no place in the general culture for them when they no longer fit in the cult because no one told them or they refused to believe that there comes an end to running, an end to the cheers, an end to the life lived on the cuff, an end to the endless pleasuring of themselves He continues, Blame or guilt is not the issue The issue is to warn us against giving over our young as hostages to any powerful social convention, even one as seemingly innocent or pleasurable as sports Powerful observations such as these deserve to be read again and again and pondered by everyone, not only those whose careers are in the sports industry We fans are part and parcel of this phenomenon return In his insightful analysis of the geometry of baseball and its relationship to force and energy, readers who are not die hard fans of the sport may find the explanation a bit lengthy and repetitive, but for those of us who do truly believe baseball is inextricably interlaced with American life, it rings true and presents another valuable dimension to the almost hypnotic draw of life on the baseball diamond return Baseball fans who spend time musing about the philosophy of baseball and its relationship to life in America today will truly enjoy this book Sports fans who arethan just the put the feet up and pop a beer type of fan will also appreciate Giamatti s profound analysis and insights into American life and culture The sad counterpoint to all of this is that Giamatti is no longer with us, and we cannot look forward toof his beautiful and philosophical observations. Baseball fans can be divided into two types, those who are exasperated at attempts to make over arching abstract observations about the game and those who see baseball as a metaphor for something else, usually life itself How Life Imitates the World Series, Why Time Begins on Opening Day, the Big Bang theory of run scoring, and the baseball park as the Garden of Eden.The last is the beloved metaphor of Bart Giamatti, Renaissance scholar, Yale president, etc At the end of his life he made his way to the garden and died as Commissioner of Baseball, his second most beloved game I have always found baseball the most satisfying and nourishing game outside of literature This is a man who enjoys playing with words and in this book he has applied that game to baseball in a strikingly original and satisfying way.He is not alone in his love of baseball language Bill James as described in Moneyball Language, not numbers, is what interested him Words, and the meaning they were designed to convey When the numbers acquire the significance of language, he later wrote, they acquire the power to do all of the things which language can do to become fiction and drama and poetryAnd so it was for Giamatti In this little book of essays that he wrote just before his death in 1989, he describes baseball as an ever repeating return to the Garden of Eden from which we are all expelled at the end of the game, at the end of the season For him as for James, baseballis grace, glory, consistency, sacrifice, courage, it is success and failure, it is frustration and bad luck, it is ambition, it is overreaching, it is discipline a safe deposit box containing life s secrets. ^BOOK ☝ Take Time for Paradise ↛ Take Time For Yourself Traduction Franaise Linguee De Trs Nombreux Exemples De Phrases Traduites Contenant Take Time For Yourself Dictionnaire Franais Anglais Et Moteur De Recherche De Traductions Franaises Take Time Traduction Franaise Linguee De Trs Nombreux Exemples De Phrases Traduites Contenant Take Time Dictionnaire Franais Anglais Et Moteur De Recherche De Traductions Franaises Take Time Idioms By The Free Dictionary To Go At One S Own Preferred Pace To Use As Much Time As One Needs Or Desires There Are A Lot Of Things We Need To Get Right, So Let S Be Sure To Take Our Time On This Take Time To Take The Time To WordReference Alright, As Much As I Like Option , Jumping Immediately Out Of The Question Isn T Necessarily That Helpful I Thinkandare Both Fine As Well, And Sound Current Take Time, W Patrick Marlett YouTubeTAKE TIME Serax Contre Courant Des Tendances Actuelles, Les Grands Cuisiniers Kristof Et Stefan Boxy Prfrent Systmatiquement Sortir Des Sentiers Battus Take Time For WEBLIO To Take A Nap For A Short Time EDR Take Time By The Forelock ,for She Is Bald Behind Take Time Synonyms, Take Time Antonyms Take Time To Think It Over But Do Try, Westray, To Help In The Matter, If You Can It Is Unusual, To Say The Least, For Writers To Take Time Explaining How Bad An Artist Is It Seems To Take Time To Us Because We Are Within The Influence Of The Field Take Time To On The WEB Take Time To Take Time Definition Of Take Time By Merriamor Take The Time To Use An Amount Of Time In Order To Do Something Important They Never Took The Time To Get To Know Her