“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.” –Jacques Barzun

It’s kind of beautiful, honestly, to know that people who grow up in Chicago and end up fronting immensely popular rock bands, finding great fame and fortune, grow into middle age and find themselves getting into superstitious fights about why the Cubs suck.**

*The line about Keith Moreland always gets me.

** I’m a Cardinals fan from early childhood, so perhaps it’s just beautiful to me.