Baseball has been America's national sport, America's pastime, for over 150 years. Though a twenty year old by the name of Abner Doubleday is credited with inventing the game in New York in 1839, there is no real evidence to support that. It was probably derived from a series of similar games dating back to ancient times. What makes the American version so unique is that it has evolved as a metaphor and lesson for how to succeed in living a productive, happy, and fulfilling life. We will look at its rules, its layout, how it promotes self-sacrifice, "coming home," and being safe. There are many other similarities that preach integrity and working hard to achieve important goals. Come join us for a discussion of how our nation's pastime has a lot more to offer then just entertainment.