This 36 page e-publication is available from all the usual ebook providers at a very reasonable price.
Peter Morris reminds us of a handful of violent–or at least potentially violent–events which involved Major League Baseball during 2011, and uses those events as an opportunity to examine the history of violence in the sport. His discussion of the historical patterns of violence in baseball is generally convincing. He also explores some relationships with American culture, though he doesn’t pursue this very deeply. All in all, this is a good short essay on an unexpected topic.
Disclaimer: Peter is one of my 66 Facebook friends. Take that as you will.
This short review was originally published on LibraryThing.