SCOTT WAALKES

Scott Waalkes teaches political science at Malone University. He is author of The Fullness of Time in a Flat World: Globalization and the Liturgical Year. You can follow him on Twitter at @Scott_Waalkes.

Posts by Scott Waalkes

Playful Religion and Religious Play
Playful Religion and Religious Play
Has the World Cup brought the re-enchantment of the globe? A look to Johan Huizinga's classic "Homo Ludens" on the question of whether sport is a religion.
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
The annual award for the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball is named for Eiji Sawamura. In 1934, when he was 17 years old, Sawamura pitched against the American all-star team that was touring Japan. In five innings of work, he struck out nine of the Major League players, including Hall of Famers Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx – in succession.
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