Why does an ostentation of manhood involve wearing another man’s clothes? What is behind a grown man’s wearing a jersey with a player’s name on the back? This is the kind of make-believe and cheap showiness of football, but in baseball, it’s not an inherent way to connect to the game. Furthermore, there are multiple layers of play and counter-play in baseball, the so-called “game within the game,” producing a gray area of play, but there’s a logic to the progress of a game, and to an outside unknowing observer, the game is still intelligible, particularly when referring to contextual clues; whereas, in football, chaos, illogic and zaniness reign, which void the game’s context as a way to understand it. As a sport, it’s fu*****!