Thinking and searching
beyond the border of home plate.
The pitcher's fingers grip the Haitian made cowhide covered ball.
His right hand touched the tip of his blue Kansas City cap.
He nods towards home.
The catcher gives a signal, slider down and in.
The batter gets ready, wheels his Louisville slugger.
The pitcher sets and delivers a fastball down the heart of the plate.
"S-s-s-trike one!" the masked umpire
The Midwest crowd roars overtones of approval in the Metrodome.
The game begins on its way to its own death,
as the young pitcher from Omaha smiles under his cap.