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John Thorn Quotes

The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
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This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense: the pain of not being able to return to one’s home and family.  (John Thorn Quotes) Life is more about losing than winning  (John Thorn Quotes) But the dream is never forgotten, only put aside and never out of reach: Where once the dream connected boys with the world of men, now it reconnects men with the spirit of boys  (John Thorn Quotes) I think that much of this was running in background as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion, although I certainly anticipated that I would not; it smelled like death, not youth  (John Thorn Quotes) Planning to play: that’s what saving for retirement is today - and it is antithetical to the nature of play, fully within the definition of work, and blissfully ignorant of the reality of death  (John Thorn Quotes) This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense: the pain of not being able to return to one’s home and family  (John Thorn Quotes) Although the world proved not yet ready for the brotherhood of baseball, that would be only a matter of time, baseball magnates believed  (John Thorn Quotes) For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning  (John Thorn Quotes) Yes, we’ve seen it all before. And yes, those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it. But no, the sky is not falling - baseball is such a great game that neither the owners nor the players can kill it. After some necessary carnage, market forces will prevail  (John Thorn Quotes) If I haven’t made myself clear, this worrisome chain of events describes the game of the nineteenth century.  (John Thorn Quotes) In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community’s armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.  (John Thorn Quotes) Planning to play: that’s what saving for retirement is today - and it is antithetical to the nature of play, fully within the definition of work, and blissfully ignorant of the reality of death.  (John Thorn Quotes) The heroes of our youth grow old - ‘the boys of summer in their ruin,’ in Dylan Thomas’s verse - yet we seem the same.  (John Thorn Quotes) Distant replay morphs into instant replay, and future replay cannot be far off  (John Thorn Quotes) There was much woe and lamentation in the seventies that the game was dying  (John Thorn Quotes) We play because we are wired for joy; it is imperative as human beings  (John Thorn Quotes) Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience - a group history - that may be tapped into at will in years to come  (John Thorn Quotes) For many of us, sport has provided the continuity in our lives, the alternative family to the one we left behind. It gives us something to talk about, to preen about, to care about  (John Thorn Quotes) In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community’s armed might as well as its pride of place and clan  (John Thorn Quotes) I am opposed, naturally, to regurgitating anecdote or any other form of received wisdom, unless it is characterized as such  (John Thorn Quotes) Except in expert hands, stats can get in the way of story; an array of data that might better be presented in a table instead clogs up sentences  (John Thorn Quotes) Just because I am increasingly bored by sabermetric arcana doesn’t mean anyone else has to be; it remains good for people who like that sort of thing  (John Thorn Quotes) But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world  (John Thorn Quotes) More fundamentally, it is a dream that does not die with the onset of manhood: the dream is to play endlessly, past the time when you are called home for dinner, past the time of doing chores, past the time when your body betrays you past time itself  (John Thorn Quotes) Whatever else I do before finally I go to my grave, I hope it will not be looking after young people  (John Thorn Quotes) As the game enters its glorious final weeks, the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team. The fields of play will turn brown and harden, the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green  (John Thorn Quotes) Award trophies, as opposed to letting the players define and claim their own. Ultimately, pay them to play so that their activity not only resembles work but is work  (John Thorn Quotes) Donning a glove for a backyard toss, or watching a ball game, or just reflecting upon our baseball days, we are players again, forever young  (John Thorn Quotes) If I haven’t made myself clear, this worrisome chain of events describes the game of the nineteenth century  (John Thorn Quotes) In over 160 years of recorded baseball history, no team had ever won a championship this way  (John Thorn Quotes)
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