The Brothers K Themes

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Baseball and Religion are Similar

In this novel, Hugh is the high priest of baseball, and Laura is the dedicated worker in religion. Both Hugh and Laura have their congregations, with Huge admired and followed by his sons and most men in the story, and Laura by the twins and Irwin. Irwin is a dedicated follower of both baseball and religion.

In both congregations, there are rituals, regulations and meetings where attendance is required to receive full impact and measure. Both congregations have their worshipers who spend hours reviewing the rules and the statistics, and discussing the legends and heroes. There are various means of interpreting the logistics and styles of baseball and religion, inside tricks, and the ability to practice without formal education or training.

In both baseball and religion, a person could easily lose themselves in participation, move to a level of fanaticism, and neglect their families...

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