Bone’s three word Wednesday writing exercise this week calls for using the following three words: “pitch, exit, and low.” As Bone profile picture often has him wearing what appears to be a baseball jersey, I couldn’t help but to play a little fantasy el beisbol.
Pausing for a moment, Bone massages the ball in his right hand. He kicks the dirt on the mound, digging in his spikes. Then looking toward the plate, he winds up and throws hard. Sage steps forward with his left foot, checks his swing as the ball whistles by below his knees.
“Ball one,” the umpire yells as the ball snaps into the catcher’s mitt.
Squeezing the ball, Bone shakes off the catchers signals till he gets the call he wants. A fastball. Winding up, he fires the ball toward the plate. The pitch is right down the middle. Sage steps forward with his left foot, cocks the bat, and swings. A crack rings out as the ball reverse course and sails deep into center field, clearing the fence. Sage drops the bat and trots off toward first, shaking his stringing hands.
“That ball needs an exit visa,” the announcer shouts as the another run is added to the scoreboard.