On Sun, 21 Aug 1994, Michael Keyton wrote: > with an equal dose of facetiousness as in the original message, Baseball > is Life. Do I need a loner explanation of the comments? > > On Sun, 21 Aug 1994, John Conway wrote: > > re "baseball for geometry, baseball for pre-calculus" > > I hope someone's still reaching out to the kids who aren't > > interested in baseball!
I, for example, know too little about baseball. And baseball is too much life. It is like bringing live animals to a theatrical scene: they take too much attention and distract from the plot. Or like making floor of a ballet performance as difficult to pass as natural landskape. Only schematized life can be discussed in classroom, otherwise no systematic study is possible.