At the beginning of our history as a nation, there wasn’t very much to occupy a person’s free time such as sports. Of course, there was no television, so you couldn’t watch a baseball game. And it’s sad, what with the NBA championship coming up, there wasn’t even a game of basketball that had been invented yet. And no football either.
In a Peanuts comic strip, Lucy is wearing a baseball cap and leaning on a baseball bat as she talks to Charlie Brown. He’s also wearing a baseball hat. And a frown. Lucy says to Charlie: “You’re not a good manager . . . you know why?”