Keeping a Taba on Baseball

“I see great things in baseball.
It’s our game-the American game.
It will take our people out of doors, fill them with oxygen,
give them a larger physical stoicism.
Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set.
Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.”

Walt Whitman, arguably the American poet, has high praise for what is arguably the American pastime. Is baseball capable of pulling us out of depression and healing the wounds inflicted by a civil war? Not likely, but it is fun. And baseball is in full swing, pun intended.

The History

As each batter steps up to the plate, he stands with the great players of the past. The world has greatly changed since a group of young men gathered on a Saturday morning on 1823 in Greenwich Village to play a modified game of Rounders which they called base ball. From A Civil War to Civil Rights, through two wars that threatened to overtake the world, baseball has been played. It has witnessed the advent of trains, planes, and automobiles. It has survived two world wars even as some of it’s favorite sons gave their lives to defend its freedom. The game has remained basically unaltered even as the ways in which its fans followed it drastically morphed from reading newspapers, listening to radios, watching television, and to now viewing live feeds on our phones via FaceBook. There is a continuity to the game we love that connects us to a past that we revere.

How Cigars are Connected

It is a rich history. Part of that history includes a relationship with cigars. From The Babe to today, players and fans alike have celebrated the game with a good cigar. Come to Tabanero Cigars to get the greatest hand made cigar to celebrate America’s greatest pastime!

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