Happy July 4, Baseball

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Laurie Bain Wilson:

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Originally posted on Our Game:

Hauling Flag at Ebbets Field 1914. Is that Casey Stengel in the front, second from left?

Hauling flag at Ebbets Field 1914. Is that Casey Stengel in the front, second from left?

“Baseball is the American game,” I wrote in a 1988 book, The Game for All America. This is how I continued: “It has given our people rest and recreation, myths and memories, heroes and history and hope. It has mirrored our society, sometimes propelling it with models for democracy, community, commerce, and common humanity, sometimes lagging behind with equally instructive models of futility and resistance to change. And as our national game, baseball in no small measure defines us as Americans, connecting us with our countrymen across all barriers of generation, class, race, and creed.”

That essay was published again in 1995 as  Our Game, which supplies the title for this blog. It remains in print as an ebook; you can look it up. But as we near our great national…

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About Laurie Bain Wilson

I was a travel editor for ten years at a national glossy bridal magazine in NYC where I wrote and edited hundreds of articles that revolved around planning honeymoons and destination weddings. I still write about honeymoons for bridal magazines. And I also collaborated on How to Organize Just About Everything with Peter Walsh; I wrote 80 mini-chapters. I currently write travel and lifestyle articles for many outlets, including CNN.com Boston Globe, Working Mother, For the Bride, New England Bride and Groom and, as a contributing writer to TravelChannel.com, I was the site’s NYC expert and wrote dozens of pieces. I have also written for other publications and websites, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Time Out NY For Kids, salon.com, travelmuse.com, Boston Herald, New England Travel & Life, Woman’s Day, New York Daily News, Parenting and more. I was a travel editor for ten years at a national glossy bridal magazine in NYC where I wrote and edited hundreds of articles that revolved around planning honeymoons and destination weddings. I still write about honeymoons for bridal magazines. And I also collaborated on How to Organize Just About Everything with Peter Walsh; I wrote 80 mini-chapters. I am also an author. I have written several travel guidebooks, including New York City with Kids, Cape Cod in a Clamshell and Boston with Kids and Teens, and a children’s baseball novel, Catcher in the Sky. I also co-authored several Murder, She Wrote novels--Manhattans and Murder, Rum and Razors and Three Strikes, You're Dead (2006.) If you’d like to check out some of my articles, please visit http://muckrack.com/laurieheather My blog is travelflavors.com If you’re on Twitter, please follow me @laurieheather And my linked in profile can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebainwilson

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