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If you aren’t sick of the baseball strike or still numb from Ken Burns’ exhaustively long PBS baseball documentary, the Library of Congress’ “Of Heroes and Ballparks, Real and Imagined: A Folklorist’s View of Baseball” may restore the missing excitement to America’s favorite pastime. Maryland State Arts Council folklorist Charles Camp and Greg Schwalenberg, curator of the Babe Ruth Foundation, discuss why the game of baseball has had such a profound effect on the American psyche. At noon in the Library of Congress’ Madison Building, Mumford Room, 1st & Independence Ave. SE. FREE. (202) 707-5502. (CP)