My Found Memento

foul ballI imagine in times past, bruising men of awesome physical prowess did unfriendly battle to the sounds of metal clanked, flesh ripped, and groans sorrowed.  I imagine implements of war negotiated the redistribution of fragrant lands and tawny buxom women.  I imagine after such skirmishes, locals scoured the battlefield, littered with future artifacts and present suffering, in search of sanguine trinkets to prove they had witnessed a mighty clash of opposing wills.

spib logoOne thing I did not imagine, today in St. Petersburg, during action between the Netherlands and the Pittsburgh Pirates split squad, was a seamed and spinning orb originating at home plate and cutting a parabolic path ending just above the Al Lang Field press box.  Ball met wall, then dropped at my feet, conspiring with gravity to narrowly miss the clutch of my proven and outstretched fingers.

I also did not imagine Michael McKenry bludgeon a ball over the outfield wall.  Nor did I imagine Robbie Grossman knocking a lead-off triple to deep left field.  Then I, with my found memento, drove home to tell the tale.



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