On which eyes must be fixed by all,
orb which provides the game with half its name,
held by the
defense as in no other team game.
Of materials simple or mixed:
rock or cowhide and stitches,
bundle of yarn, rolled up sock,
matter of regulation or meeting specifications:
to be held and
caressed, tossed, hurled, thrown and caught nonetheless.
The object of pulverization by the
and of possession by the defense,
of dreams held in
small hands under covers at bedtime
of desire caught fair or
foul by fans in stands during game time.
Scuffed scratched or dirtied,
of play in the majors,
hide half off, still of use in the
At the same time its condition is not
important at all while its importance is all,