Be the kid down the park tonight, Mitch.
Effortlessly tossing the ball to his friends.
Allay the fears of those off the pitch.
Thrill all the guards and the backs and tight ends.
This is your moment, this is your team.
Harness the rising tide and
Execute the goddamn scheme.
Seethe at the criticism and rise above it.
Kid, this is the gig that you covet.
It’s drifting away, but
Not now, not today.
Start playing ball like you love it.