CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Spring has finally arrived, and baseball is back once again.
Ah yes, the sport that builds nations, foments revolution, distracts
from scandals and massacres, propagandizes national policy, becomes a
tool of war and espionage, and may have been the reason why Gen. George Armstrong Custer made his last stand.
At least that's baseball according to Scott Rowan, author of the new book, "Weaponized
Baseball: Declassified, Withheld Stories Reveal Baseball's Hidden Role
in Geopolitics, International Military Action, Mental Manipulation &
In it, Rowan bares the dark and sometimes weird aspects of a sport partially built on myth and misinformation.
A few examples from the book, written by a veteran sports reporter and editor, include:
A baseball rivalry within the Seventh Cavalry may have prompted Gen.read more