Re: Out Of His League

When Neil DeGrasse Tyson turned up on the Daily Show and Rachel Maddow last night, you just knew he was going to talk about Pluto. I certainly did, maybe because recently enjoyed “Out Of His League,” by Bruce Golden on the Drabblecast. It’s about baseball, painting amusing portraits of the characters who play it. It’s about The Show. And it explains why Americans in particular feel so intensely wounded for Pluto.
It’s got nothing to do with Disney characters, or Pluto being the only once and future planet discovered by an American. No. We’re part of a team, the Solar Planets. The International Astronomical Union has left us a man short. Now, we’ll never get into the Galactic Series!

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