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Column: Baseball has the magic to refine us through sportsmanship, hard work

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By Dianne Evans

Good sportsmanship is a virtue. Like most virtues, it requires a certain amount of self-restraint.
A good sport forgoes instant gratification for that which is more lasting. A good sport sacrifices personal glory for that which sustains the team. Perhaps more important, good sportsmanship requires grace. Grace enough to bear defeat without complaining and to enjoy victory without boasting.
Fans have lived through March Madness, and the national championship in football has been won. And now baseball, the great national pastime, is in full swing.


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