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A Memorable Spring This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By RaymondP, Havertown, PA


The noise echoes through the park as the ball rises into the air. The batter has hit a blooper to right field. If he gets on base, our opponents will take the lead. We, the Phillies, can't allow that. Giving the other team a lead this early in the game would be dangerous. It could spark a series of runs, and we can't let that happen.

That ball is tricky. It threatens to land right between the second baseman and the outfielder. A good right fielder would know what to do. A good right fielder would get to that ball, even if he had to run, even if he had to sprint, even if he had to dive. The only problem is, we don't have a good right fielder. We have me.

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