Dear Sports Nut
If you are seriously considering pursuing your love of baseball into the world of academia, you should absolutely, positively, 100% definitely go talk to Dr. Rich Kimball in the history department. You should probably take his class on Sports History and you should go buy Doris Kearns Goodwin's other book--Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. Sorry to be so bossy, but it's the truth. Also, (you don't have to post this next part if you don't want to) HumbleMaster, the day has finally arrived--I know who you are! I took a class from Dr. Soper with you.
I'm afraid you are mistaken. I've met Dr. Soper. I've spoken with Dr. Soper on more than one occasion. I've sought Dr. Soper's advice. I've seen Dr. Soper present a paper at a conference. But I have never taken a class from Dr. Soper (though I know who you think I am).