“Baseball’s inherent nature is that it is essentially boundless”

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The other day I wrote about how meaningless baseball is the best baseball and, really, is what baseball is all about.

Yesterday the Sporting News’ Jesse Spector expanded on that, explaining what, exactly, about meaningless baseball makes it compelling: it’s boundlessness. How anything can happen in any given night and how that anything can be so compelling that it can even take your attention away from a thrilling Game 7, the sort of which Spector was covering at the very same time he couldn’t take his attention away from baseball.

More games. More possibile outcomes. More possible routes to those possible outcomes. It’s just so much richer.