An essay I wrote for a translation class a few years ago.
The Translation of Baseball
“ ‘Excuse me,’ she whispers. ‘I was wondering what you’re listening to on that little radio.’
Don half turns in his seat. ‘Simultaneous translation,’ he whispers.’ ”
— Five Seasons: A Baseball Companion, Roger Angell
Language and translation can be found in a great many things, including that which we would not even suspect. Language can