How to Spit

From the book

That Sweet Diamond

by Paul B. Janeczko, Carole Katchen (Illustrator)

At the plate,

never without an attitude:

arrogance or annoyance.

Never as if you were just spitting.

And always for an audience.



is the key

to developing your style.


Check the wind.




Don't dribble.


A spray is as pitiful

as fouling to the catcher.


Noise is optional.


Save the practical spit

for the pocket of your mitt.