A Love Affair

There's something special about the swing of a bat,                                                                              the way the ball flies off,                                                                                                                              the sound it makes on contact                                                                                                                Is there any sound more sweet?                                                                                                                There is beauty in the motion of a pitch,                                                                                                the elegance of the perfect grip around the ball,                                                                                     the strength behind the shoulder as it arches forward                                                                            to deliver a perfect strike some sixty feet away.                                                                                    The green of the grass,                                                                                                                          the brittle dirt between your cleat spikes,                                                                                              the soft mud on the cover of the ball,                                                                                                     the smell of the leather glove.                                                                                                                What other people find in a romantic date                                                                                                 I find in a breaking ball to the outsde,                                                                                                    What you see in a baby's laugh,                                                                                                               I see in a line ball to center field.

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