I said, "Even the knuckle-ball can be a home run pitch." She said, "Opening day was eons ago and besides, both sides play with the same number of players." Thinking ahead, I asked, "But how many truly get caught up in the spirit of the game?" She added, "Especially when translating x's and o's all day leads to exhaustion." I agreed. "All relationship appears to have been removed from any sense of play." She said, "Circles of trust always form when a team's origin story enters the picture."