GEORGE CARLIN ON GOING HOME. George Carlin reached the same conclusion on the symbolism of home plate in his analysis (here) of the differences between football and baseball. Carlin pointed out that: “Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game. Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle.”

Carlin concluded his comparison with the methods of scoring in the two sports. A football score is described in militaristic terms—-“field general…aerial assault…blitz….”

Whereas, Carlin concludes:

“In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! – I hope I’ll be safe at home!”

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