Prince of the Mound

It is early yet,only the first inning,and he stands so tall and sure.He’s a leftywith confident eyes,and he will pitchinto the seventh today.Winning is so important,but so is losing,for this young manwhose curveballfinds the unmoved mittwill walk many pathswhere suffering peoplewill need his strengthand keen vision.But just as surelythey will needthe compassion for selfhe learns todaywhen he walks the winning run.—James P. Pecquet