I was recently watching a baseball related movie called “61” about the home run race between Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris in 1961. They both had a chance to break Babe Ruth’s all time home run record of 60. When Roger Maris hit his 61st homerun on the last day of the season only a small crowd was present in his home stadium and there was little fanfare, including leading up the game. The movie then reverted to when Mark McGwire hit his 62nd homerun in 1998 to break Maris’ record. There was much hype leading up to the event and the game was delayed for a long time for congratulation and ceremony.
I could not help reflecting