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I saw these two dudes on the train last night on my way home from work. They’re juniors in high school and were returning from a game–which their team won. Good kids, smart kids, very sharp about baseball. They let me take their picture.

It reminded me of when I played ball in high school, coming home after a game, my uniform muddy, the sweat dried to my body, my head still caught up in the plays of the game, maybe a ball I’d hit well, of course preoccupied with things I hadn’t done well, a ball I booted in the field, a fat pitch I swung through.

The buds are on the trees now in New York. That, and the dirt on these kids’ uniforms, is a reminder that winter is over.


1 MSM35   ~  Apr 23, 2014 10:03 am

Nice NY story. The Salesian squad is 8 and 0 and leading the Catholic league.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 23, 2014 10:15 am

Yeah, they said they're real underdogs. Neither has been part of a winning team in high school until this year. Good for them.

3 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Apr 23, 2014 11:47 am

I forgot for a second what site I was on and went looking for the "like" button.

(No, don't add one.)

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