Monday, June 14, 2010
165 - Second Skin
These boys use their glove so much that they become like an extension of their bodies. Every glove, over time, forms and fits itself to its owner's hand so much so that anyone else using it would find it just not quite comfortable. This glove will do so much more than catch balls in the course of its life. It will sit on a shelf in the winter with the promise that spring is right around the corner. It will hide a face when a play has been bobbled. It will wipe sweat of the brow of a sun-beaten player. Its leather will be rubbed and worried when the team is down and the game is on the line. It will stand as a flag on the end of an arm in a salute of victory.