Baseball is a wonderful teacher!
I am a sports fan but have always had an intimate relationship with the game of baseball. It all began when I was 8 years old in Tifton, Georgia playing Little League on the Ace Hardware team. I started at third base but quickly moved to behind the plate as the catcher. I ran in the same place too long to field ground balls hit to the left side of the diamond. Some of your keener baseball aficionados will understand the scenario.
A significant characteristic of a true fan is the determination to persevere no matter the circumstances to the end. Nothing can keep us from the game; no challenge is too difficult; no hurdles too high to jump; no mountain too tall to climb. There is no excuse big enough to keep us away from the umpire call of “play ball”.