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.

 

Practice

is the key

to developing your style.

 

Check the wind.

 

Concentrate.

 

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.