|Donald S. Lopez Jr.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||184 / 2020|
The first of the Buddha's four noble truths is "All is suffering," and baseball contains more suffering than any other sport. Combining a love letter to the sport and a tongue-in-cheek introduction to Buddhism, Donald Lopez Jr. envisions the Buddha inventing baseball to teach us deep truths about the world, about ourselves, and about each other. Citing great moments in the sport's history, Lopez makes the case that Buddhism provides a lens for us to see baseball in a new way that makes us love the game even more, a way that makes us ponder profound questions about winning and losing, and life and death.