Welcome to Flashback Friday. Each Friday we showcase a post that deals with days gone by or has appeared previously in The Prices Do DC. Today, we feature an entry about the connection between baseball and jazz. It's especially appropriate since today is the home opener for the Washington Nationals and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History is offering a special jazz exhibition.
Essayist Gerald Early once said: “When they study our civilization two thousand years from now, there will only be three things that Americans will be known for: the Constitution, baseball and jazz music. They’re the three most beautiful things Americans have ever created.” Whether or not you agree with those words, the next time you hear the word swing, you can think of two great, iconic American innovations.