Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball
The atmosphere at Spring Training is one of the special qualities of baseball in America. The optimism generated by fans and players alike tends to reach beyond reality. Rookies and career minor leaguers anticipate a breakthrough season. Veterans look forward to the dawning of a career year. Spring is the season of rebirth, hope and high expectations. The failures and disappointments of the previous season, or decade, or in one case, the previous century, are cast aside.
Sport and Society for Arete
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Spring Training Optimism" (2016). On Sport and Society. 101.