The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

(Out)Field of Dreams

Thanks to a severe public dressing-down one day by our team's catcher during my rookie season, one of the first lessons I learned as an outfielder was that you have to give every ball your best shot. I now do that, and occasionally make a nice play, but only in my dreams do I put on the kind of outfield show that was on display in the major leagues last night: check out Cliff Floyd's great sliding catch (and Pedro's little dance) in New York and Ichiro's Spiderman catch in Seattle.

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(photo: AP)