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The action in football is so fast and furious and the bodies are so tightly packed that it is awfully hard to see the intricate patterns at play. Baseball, on the other hand, is the premiere poioaisntl game, in which each player occupies a distinct space. The spacial and positional nature of baseball – for example, in a 6-4-3 double play – satisfies the deep male affinity for patterns as they unfold across space.
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