LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Think some good news is needed?—this might just be it: American Baseball comes from the good ol' USA. Not Europe—as is the current stance of many historians. The game-changing insight and findings are presented in a two-part Podcast, (and coming book) created by author, podcast host, and concept modeling founder Winston J. Perez. The new concept-based discipline is designed to deconstruct anything that isn't obvious, and make it all obvious—thus the podcast's name, The Obvious Isn't.
In one startling example, author Winston J. Perez explains how the word base, in baseball, as found by researchers in old documents does not mean "base" as we know it. The Podcast even uses a classic Abbott and Costello routine to make the point: "Who's on first?"—not a base!
- That is significant because the word base (found in books dating all the way back to 1744) has been used by researchers to push-and-prove that the origin of baseball is found in Europe. Not so fast, Mr. Perez suggests—in fact, the proof is in the very illustrations historians are using to make their Euro-centric case. That fact is shocking— a "You're out!" call by the podcast umpire. What those illustrate as bases are not bases. In fact, real baseball bases were first developed here in the USA, not Europe, Winston shows.
- In the most damning of evidence, Mr. Perez demonstrates how a passage on a game called Rounders from the 1828 book, The Boy's Own Book—which most historians have also used to make their case that the English game of Rounders is Baseball's source—is actually a contrived-entry and a publisher's marketing tactic. Not history.
- In another intriguing find, Winston states that American Baseball is not even American baseball until 38 years after the first or second official baseball game was played in the U.S.A. The difference? Baseball pitching: "The Kentucky Derby is not about cow racing, it's about horse racing," Winston emphatically states. "…1884 is the true beginning of American baseball. That's when the essence of the sport is all there. That is why Europe is not the source of American baseball."
The Obvious Isn't uses what some call the missing discipline called concept modeling—one founded by Winston and based on how the abstract world actually works—to get to the core or essence of anything and perfect it.
First book (due April 7th) in a series is called: The Obvious Isn't…in Baseball. Why Baseball Comes from the USA. Not Europe.
Mr. Perez is the author of a ground-breaking and award winning book (and a semi-finalist in the BookLife Prize— with a 9 out of 10 rating), called Concerning the Nature and Structure of Concept, which defines and explains this new discipline—one grounded in the difference between ideas and concepts to explain why things fail and other things succeed. Mr. Perez says this core discipline is a way for those with ideas, films, businesses or technology, can get to the essence of their project and perfect it. A BlueInk reviewer called his book "a startling fresh perspective on our world."
Winston can be reached at 310 470-9070 or by email at [email protected]
Podcast Link: The Obvious Isn't
ConceptModeling Website: https://conceptmodeling.com/
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