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Baseball Therapy

book cover image The Utility of Boredom

Want to know why baseball is still popular? Says Canadian Andrew Forbes, the game's quiet rhythm has a therapeutic effect on the modern, distracted mind.

"The game is almost over", confirms the National Post reviewer on her first trip to the Rogers Centre, "when I realize I haven’t looked at my phone once."

The Utility of Boredom is a collection of essays about baseball: 25 pieces spread across a mere 150 pages, and each one is tender and insightful.

For the National Post review.
For more about baseball.



The game where time stands still  as we soak up the atmosphere, the noise, the thunder of a bat,the smell of a hotdog and wish we could afford a beer to make it perfect.

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