Catcher’s Dilemma

June 10, 2010

That while playing catcher in a baseball game, you are positioned behind the plate in an appropriate place to catch the ball, but the pitcher and the coach keep asking you to move forward so that sinkers and other breaking balls don’t bounce in the dirt in front of you.

You comply after much berating and instantly feel the error of you decision as the batter swings wildly at the next pitch – but because you had inched forward, your head is actually on the same plane as the batter’s bat and your eyeballs and a pile of snot are expelled from your skull with the force of the blow. And you collapse in a heap…your last thought, “I knew chess club was a safer choice.”