, Gloucester, MA


June 17, 2013

A Little Leaguer's Prayer

Dear God,

I want to be a ballplayer ...

It won’t be any sweeter,

If I could field like Derek Jeter ...

Hit like Mantle, both ways,

Catch like Campanella,

Throw hard like Bobby Feller ...

And, also Lord,

Pitch corners like Whitey Ford ...

I want to be rich in my youth

And famous like Ol’ Babe Ruth

But, God — If this is asking too much,

Let me hit this one in the clutch ...

Just this once, okay?

You see, my dad’s here and it’s

Father’s Day.

Frank “From Gloucester” Iacano


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