A little boy was overheard talking to himself as he strode through his backyard,

baseball cap in place, while toting ball and bat.

"I'm the greatest baseball player in the world", he said proudly.


Then he tossed the ball into the air, swung and missed.


Undaunted, he picked up the ball, threw it into the air and said to himself,

"I'm the greatest player ever!"


He swung at the ball again, and again he missed.


He paused a moment to examine bat and ball carefully.

Then once again he threw the ball into the air and said,

"I'm the greatest baseball player who ever lived!"


He swung the bat hard and missed the ball yet again.


"Wow!" he exclaimed. "What a pitcher!"