John Sexton, Religion News Service

John Sexton is a former president of New York University and dean of its law school.

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Can Baseball Be a Road to God?

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For decades, people have milked metaphors of baseball and religion beyond what they are worth. It’s not illegal, though there should probably be a special place in hell for those who claim to see the Trinity in baseball’s rule that three outs end an inning, or that the ballpark is a “cathedral.”

The truth is, we can go deeper.