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Baseball’s sacred temple

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Call it a character defect, but I don’t like baseball. And I especially don’t like the Chicago Cubs — losers I never found lovable.

I grew up less than a mile west of Wrigley Field and games there represented summer-long inconveniences such as midday parades of drunken fans who thought nothing of littering your lawn with empty beer cups or using our tree as a restroom.

As such, I was not the ideal candidate for enjoying the book “A Nice…

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