wherein Adam experiences a rainout on the first day of Fall Ball…
Adam: Why did it have to rain?
Me: Hey, buddy, rain is just part of baseball!
Adam: I don’t get it.
Me: Look, baseball is a very simple game: You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it rains.** Rain is just part of baseball.
Adam: You’re weird.
** with thanks to pitcher Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Bull Durham, 1988)