You don’t have to spend too much time in Chicago, the city I currently call home, to realize that Chicagoans are passionate about the great American pastime, baseball. We have not just one but two professional baseball teams, with their own stadiums, long-standing traditions, and loyal fans.
It’s no secret that America is a very religious nation. A comprehensive study in 2007 by the Pew Forum revealed that a whopping 92 percent of all Americans say they believe in God, and 82 percent say that their religion is very or somewhat important to their lives. Of these, 78.5 percent claimed affiliation with some branch of Christianity.