Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Boys of Summer

" I still get such a bang out of it, playing ball. Same as I did when I first come up. You get out there and the stands are full and everybody is cheering. It is like everybody in the world come to see you. Inside that, there is the players in there yakking it up and the pitcher throws and you're looking for that pill. And suddenly, there is nothing else in the ballpark but you and it and sometimes when you're feeling right and there is a groove there and the bat just eases into it and meets that ball. When the bat meets that ball, you can feel that ball just give and you know it's going a long way. Damn if you don't feel like you're going to live forever."
John Cusak as Buck Weaver in Eight Men Out

This morning, the day after the Chicago White Sox won the World Series, their first since 1917, Shoeless Joe and his teammates are free to walk through their Field of Dreams.

Until next summer.........................

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