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Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Simply perfect

To Salena Zito:

We have only met a couple of times, but you graciously send me your column via the Internet, and I read every one of them, usually with agreement. Your wonderful column about America's pastime, “Baseball remains the great equalizer” (Oct. 6 and TribLIVE.com), requires me to write you a note of appreciation.

To the uninitiated, baseball can seem a strange if not bewildering game. Its pace is too slow for some, and its rules are nearly arcane. Yet it is perfect. Sixty feet and 6 inches is perfect, as are the 90-foot basepaths. Note how many really close plays there are at first, and that on stolen-base attempts, the runner is usually out or safe by a foot or so. For those of us who love and played the game, it is simply perfect.

George Coury is a lucky man to have had 4,000 wonderful afternoons and evenings at the ballpark, a special place for Americans.

Haley Barbour

The writer is a former Mississippi governor and Republican National Committee chairman.

 

 
 


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