At first, this commission pricked my strong aversion to storytelling, yet it also fired an occasional lack of caution about cliches...making it sufficiently challenging and risky to take on.

Charlie Smithgall, of WCNN radio, wanted a gift of appreciation for Ted Turner for the broadcast rights for the Atlanta Braves. His only stipulation was to relate to the game.  

My starting point was a double-play. The second baseman, suspended in air, throwing over the runner below him back to first. The slide is low; the leap up and away; the redirection back against the grain…

cantilevered, as I made it, on a single point.

6-4-3 bronze back