Always on the lookout for an milk crate from which to deliver 800-words-worth of pretension on The Meaning of Life, today Mr. Brooks chooses what once-and-future presidential fallback prom date, Mittens Von Romney, would call "sport" to explain existential reality to the proles:
Baseball or Soccer?
JULY 10, 2014
Is life more like baseball, or is it more like soccer?
Actually, at this exact moment, I'm kinda wishing it was more like MMA Ultimate Fighting. But please, do continue. And, if possible, begin right off the bat (hehe) by making it clear that you don't actually understand baseball at all, but have instead sculpted a primitive baseball replica out of butter in order to better make your Insightful Contrast:
Baseball is a team sport, but it is basically an accumulation of individual activities. Throwing a strike, hitting a line drive or fielding a grounder is primarily an individual achievement. The team that performs the most individual tasks well will probably win the game.
As an expatriate Chicagoan, obviously I'm not competent to explain how baseball really works to Mr. Brooks.
Fortunately I know another Chicagoan who is up to the job: