An Act of Human Failing Followed by Colossal Grace

The June 4, 2010 posting from Baseball Musings entitled An Umpire’s Perspective led to an article on umpire-turned-poet Herm Card.

The full article is worth reading, but the ending is simply sublime:

We live in a time, Card said, in which people want instant replays, “do-agains,” the quick fix. But baseball has never lent itself to painless answers. “You’ve got to step back,” Card said, “and appreciate the larger sense of what this was.”

It was an act of human failing followed by colossal grace, which Card sees as proof enough of a perfect game.

Perfect indeed.

More to come…

DJB

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