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Old 12-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #7
John C Blattner
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Re: Significance of 21-15-9

I always figured it was like the way the distance between bases got to be 60 feet in baseball. For decades people have rhapsodized about this being the perfect measurement: a sharply hit ground ball, smoothly fielded and thrown with accuracy, will just nail the runner by half a step...if it was 61 feet they'd all be out, if it was 59 feet they'd all be safe; 60 feet presents the optimum challenge for all concerned. No one really knows how it came to be; probably some farm boy took 20 paces paces across a field and said, "This looks about right..."

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