Photo credit: © Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports January is a month for looking ahead: signing up for gym memberships, counting down the days until men play catch in uniforms, and combing the prospect lists, imagining the best possible tomorrow. And as the game develops and refines its approach to building baseball teams, observers have made their…
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Jazz is probably the music best matched to baseball, for obvious reasons: both American inventions; both solo players collaborating on a team effort, finding variations and improvisations within rigorous structures, and so on. But who is baseball’s suited composer? It might be Charles Ives (1874-1954), who recognized early that his dissonant, dissident music would never…