Student Lecture Examines Loss of Baseball's Jargon
Sep 14, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
SANDRA PAULSON, administrative assistant, Academic Affairs
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
STUDENT LECTURE EXAMINES
THE LOSS OF BASEBALL’S JARGON
Concordia senior Michael Eikmeier will present the first lecture of the academic year in the Student Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Birkeland Alumni Lounge. The lecture, “Losing More than Cans of Corn: Baseball Jargon and American Spirit,” is free and open to the public.
Baseball’s unique idiom has historically united players and fans. Yet in recent years, broadcasters and sports writers have downplayed these language features to make the game more universal, commercial and easier for casual fans to understand. While this may have economic advantages, Eikmeier argues it weakens the baseball experience and the American pastime is in danger of losing possession of our national spirit.
Eikmeier’s faculty sponsor is Dr. David Sprunger, professor, English.