A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have enthusiasms.
Enthusiasms… What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball!
A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork… Looks, throws, catches, hustles. Part of one big team.
Bats himself the live-long day, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and so on.
If his team don’t field… what is he? You follow me? No one.
Sunny day, the stands are full of fans. What does he have to say?
I’m goin’ out there for myself. But… I get nowhere unless the team wins.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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