I believe in Cobb The batter almighty Demon of furious grace.
I believe in Fenway Park extra innings & the Homestead Grays.
I believe in the high fly ball the called third strike the double off the wall the sacrifice bunt & the suicide squeeze.
I believe in Alibi Ike the vines of Wrigley the Mudville Nine & the fields of Elysia where the runner scores for keeps.
I believe in the hanging curve the peg to first the hit and run Bambino's Curse the swing and miss the stolen base the play at the plate & the diamond everlasting:
I don't care if I never get back.