Written by: Robert Pettit

There is a lot of responsibility for a shortstop. Many times, I field the ball on the hop. As sure as I breathe and am alive, I often have to snare a hard line drive. I become a catalyst for a double play. We must keep the opponents from scoring and save the day. I field the ball up the middle and throw to first base. There is no time to think, but react in haste. To get the runner out, I have no time to waste. I must get the ball to first with a strong arm. That way, I can protect our lead from harm. I must be the team’s wizard with the glove. It is hard work, but a labor of love. I lead my team out on the field each day. When it comes to winning, I must always find a way.