The Summer Game

Roger Angell

"Baseball's time is seamless and invisible, a bubble within which players move at exactly the same pace and rhythms as all their predecessors.

This is the way the game was played in our youth and in our father's youth, and even back then
back in the country days
there must have been the same feeling that time could be stopped.

Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you I have to do is succeed utterly;
keep hitting,
keep the rally alive,

and you have defeated time.

You remain forever young."