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Baseball for me pretty much dies when the Cubs are out of it. I only watch sporadically afterward. I don’t imagine I’m in the majority here, but surely there are some others (and stop calling me Shirley). I hope there’s baseball next year, though, even if I only watch the regular season.

It’s the tradition — Baseball is older than most states. “The earliest known mention of baseball in the United States was in a 1792 Pittsfield, Massachusetts by-law banning the playing of the game within 80 yards of the town meeting house.” The first official game of baseball in the United States took place in June 1846 in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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