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Mar 16, 2009, 05:19AM

Yankees, Red Sox rivalry hits the books

Baseball's biggest rivales hits Bates College.


Look, I’ll be the first to say that offering classes on seemingly trivial things isn’t the worst idea. What you’re aiming for in a real education is for people to figure out where good questions lie, and be able to talk about a number of things intelligently and thoughtfully.

But I’d be lying to you if I told you I didn’t feel this wasn’t a symptom of just how far we’ve fallen. I mean, you guys are seeing me blog what might be a semester’s worth of material in a post or two compared to what’s going on in most courses. And I’m going out of my way to make the past relevant, not just feeding off of what people already pay too much attention to, i.e. commercial baseball teams purporting to represent big cities  even though they’re staffed by free agents from all over the world.


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