Baseball is your passion and no one can deny your love for the game, but what you're really in it for is The Show. The feeling you get as you run out into the middle of the ballpark, awash in bright stadium lighting. The rows and rows of roaring fans that send thunderous reverberations rocketing up through the soles of your feet. You become enveloped in the raw emotion coursing around you.
As you step up to the plate, your calloused fingers feel the smooth grain of the familiar bat, choking up on the wood until it becomes almost an extension of your own body. You try to read the pitcher's slight movements in the microseconds before he whips a ball in your direction, spiraling at seemingly lightning speeds. Your body reacts, followed by a deafening crack as your bat lines up with the ball. You can tell without even looking that you've just hit the first homer of the night.