"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
See, now that's not even an argument for either case. He just wants the game to be played by the rules, which have been EXTREMELY bended as players and teams devise new systems to slow the game down and play it defensively.