Nathan's Hansen's column: No shortage of traditions
Baseball is a game of traditions. Things are done a certain way today because they have always been done that way.
Tradition is the reason people sing about snack foods during the seventh inning stretch, why they don't talk during no-hitters, why they overpay for mediocre hot dogs and terrible beer and why they continue to eat malted ice cream with a stick when the civilized world long ago recognized the superiority of the spoon for scooping-related tasks.
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