Writers fear writers’ block, a condition that prevents creative thought processes. Writing requires creative thought even when writing non-fiction. Non-fiction is the retelling of past events or recording current events. Without some creativity, simple events like a baseball game are more boring in print than in person.

Creativity ignores the boredom of a two and a half hour baseball game. Creativity awakens the human brain to the important events.

“Tinkers to Evers to Chance! Double Play!” Or, “The batter hit a ground ball to the player at short. The player relayed the ball to the second baseman who had time to catch the ball, tag the base, pivot and throw to first base. The first baseman was in position to catch the ball before the batter reached first. The short stop was named Tinkers. Evers is playing second today. And, Chance started at first.”

Tinkers to Evers to Chance!

Few bloggers ever saw those three play ball. Few blog readers can name the team or the baseball era without doing a ‘google.’

Creativity. It has a place in sports. But what about in politics or on blogs? Newspapers? Fox News? Talk radio? How much are they just like “Tinkers to Evers to Chance!”

Those three were a great double play team. Say the phrase like an old time radio announcer. “Tinkers to Evers to Chance!” The phrase sounds better than the three players were. The phrase made the threesome famous. For a time. Time moves very slowly. Radio came and went. Baseball careers come and go rapidly. The time for creativity in politics has come and gone.

Voters must change enough to know the difference between public relations and manipulation. Growing up will not be enough. Voters must evolve past PR and manipulation.

Evolution. Not revolution.

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