The upside of heartbreak: Hogs’ baseball success exhilarates state’s fans

Posted: July 19, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Arkansas pitcher Blaine Knight, facing, hugs catcher Grant Koch after the Razorbacks lost to Oregon State in the College World Series championship game on Thursday, June, 28, 2018, in Omaha, Neb.

Imbedded in our nation's fabric, baseball is a part of who we are. Perhaps that's because so many of us loved playing the game as a kid or maybe it's our fascination with baseball's origins and treasured history. The game remains ingrained in our culture, retaining much of its popularity among the American people. Most still consider baseball to be the national pastime, resonating more deeply in the country's soul than any other sport.

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