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02 May 2010

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Blaiser

This is a lovely piece of writing -- I just found your blog from Blue Girl, as one does.

The older I get, the more of a baseball fan I become. I've been unofficially bench coaching my son's team this year. He's 9, and they just won a wild game, their last regular-season game, with a walkoff single that was a close, close call at First. Great stuff.

Meloni

Thank you. This was beautiful! Our thoughts are with the family.

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why the bottom of the ninth?

  • For as long as I can remember, I have always loved the game of baseball. Like life, it is a game that is measured in small moments, a single pitch, a missed sign, a sacrifice fly to right in the bottom of the ninth to score the winning run. Moments when things change, sometimes forever. The bottom of the ninth is about those moments.
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  • "People will come, Ray... They'll walk out to the bleachers, and sit in shirt-sleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game, and it'll be as if they'd dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick, they'll have to brush them away from their faces. The one constant through all the years has been baseball. ... It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. People will most definitely come." - Field of Dreams, 1989

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