Hayek with a Hot Dog

“[B]aseball is the professional sport that best embodies conservative principles.”

It’s risky to hold baseball’s leaders up as paragons of wise conduct. Just like politicians, they’ll always disappoint you; the steroids scandal is just the latest example. But for the most part, throughout its history, baseball has been governed according to conservative principles: a preference for simplicity and freedom, a reverence for tradition, and a bias against sweeping changes. The result is a sport that may not reflect America as it is, but does the best job of reflecting America as it should be.