The Common Good

He Is Risen... Play Ball... Amen

Date: April 19, 2014

Baseball and Easter -- what do the two have in common? Not much, some might say. I disagree.

For starters, both Easter and baseball's opening day come about the same time, a time when we yearn for the new life that comes with spring.

For Christians, Easter is life overcoming death. Similarly, baseball's opening day announces that winter has been vanquished (even if the evidence outside our windows in Manitoba doesn't always support that idea)…

Writing on the Sojourner's Magazine blog, editor and baseball fan Jim Wallis says that "the key emotion of my baseball experience is hope over despair, which is also the most important meaning of Easter for us as Christians.