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This Memorial Day weekend there will be 45 Major League Baseball games played. There was one Stanley Cup hockey game and an NBA playoff game with final scores in which one team beat the other.

In the big picture, none of it truly matters.

We banter daily around the water coolers about the "battles" that we won.

Battles aren't fought on the hardwood or at the rink. On the diamond or on the gridiron. Battles are fought on the battlefield only.

Blood isn't shed by guys in shoulder pads, cleats, or jock straps. Real blood is shed by a team with no pads at all.

The word battle should only be reserved for those skirmishes in which our men and women fight far from home, defending honor and displaying courage. The term 'battle' should not be abused when we speak of CC Sabathia buzzing one by the head of Youk and the ensuing square dance that takes place between overzealous boys.

A battle is a revered term we should sanctify when we speak of our troops upholding life and liberty as we know it.

We speak of "our team" as if we suited up ourselves and faced the opposing pitcher on the mound. "Our team" suits up every day to figh...

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