A. Bartlett Giamatti

The banishment for life of Pete Rose from baseball is a sad end if a sorry episode. One of the game’s greatest players has engaged in a variety of acts which have stained the game, and he must now live with the consequences of those acts. There is absolutely no deal for reinstatement.

The banishment for life of Pete Rose from baseball is a sad end if a sorry episode. One of the game’s greatest players has engaged … Read More

Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.

Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the … Read More

All play aspires to the condition of paradise…through play in all its forms…we hope to achieve a state that our larger Greco-Roman, Judeo- Christian culture has always known was lost. Where it exists, we do not know, although we always have envisioned it as a garden…always as removed, as an enclosed green place…Paradise is an ancient dream…It is a dream of ourselves as better than we are, back to what we were.

All play aspires to the condition of paradise…through play in all its forms…we hope to achieve a state that our larger Greco-Roman, Judeo- Christian culture … Read More

Winning has a joy and discrete purity to it that cannot be replaced by anything else. Winning is important to any man’s or woman’s sense of satisfaction and well-being. Winning is not everything; but it is something powerful, indeed beautiful, in itself, something as necessary to the strong spirit as striving is necessary to the healthy character.

Winning has a joy and discrete purity to it that cannot be replaced by anything else. Winning is important to any man’s or woman’s sense … Read More