Peanuts Cracker Jack and a side of pork parfait

Illustration by Jungyeon Roh Pop culture experiences can be the genesis for philosophical reflection. As ball caps and foam fingers crowd in around me inside Miller Park, I think of Jean-Paul Sartre, the French navel-gazer who left a legacy of boring plays and musings on human freedom. If Sartre were alive, I bet he’d have this to say (translated, of course, from French): Miller Park is the exemplar of human freedom. And there is nothing but signs of freedom on this April weekday. Retirees, families, average working stiffs. They’re all making laps around the stadium, indulging in a footloose fancy…