THE GLORIOUS GAME OF BASEBALL: A METAPHOR FOR READING AND WRITING by Margo Sorenson

Ah yes… It’s spring. Baseball is story fodder for sure but it’s also loaded with great mathematics applications.

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Play ball!  Baseball season is almost here, the great rite of spring! The cheering of the crowd, the smack of the ball landing in the catcher’s glove at 98 mph, the fragrant aroma of Fenway Franks or Dodger Dogs, the thrill as we watch our favorite player crush a ball and send it soaring over the Green Monster – those of us who love baseball can hardly wait for the excitement! The power of the game of baseball to transcend so much in life creates in us a sense of awe and wonder, because, whether we’re players or fans, the game of baseball can lift us above the humdrum routines of our daily lives, overcome obstacles and setbacks, inspire a desire to achieve, and can encourage a feeling of belonging to something greater than ourselves.

Now, wait – hold up on second base, and don’t try to steal third —…

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