Walking Away

From the dugout, he could see the grounds crew had finished raking the divots and had covered the infield.

He read the scoreboard: Visitors 2, Inning 9, Home 1. Its lights dimmed as he thought of how glorious an end the game seemed to be coming to. A second later, the left-fielder had leapt and snagged what would've been a game-winning homer.

He'd never had a walk-off hit, and wouldn't. His walking off this time would be his walking away from the game he'd played for two decades, since he was 5 years old. It was time for other things.

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