A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne
K. Young, Associate Editor.
The spring sky is clear Dodger blue over Vero Beach's Holman Stadium,
where the boys of summer return to a starched green carpet of grass for baseball's
seasonal rebirth. Their arrival is announced by the roar of Hummer, Mercedes,
and Porsche. Fans young and old flock to the vehicles like sparrows to birdseed
as the nouveau riche extract themselves, their wraparound Oakleys shielding
their eyes from the glare of the sun and the crowds.
These stone-faced heroes arrive for the spring games dressed in Tommy
shirts (Hilfiger and Bahama) that hang out of cut-offs and faded jeans offset
by gold chains and Rolexes. Their attire states, "We are still boys but we
Richard O. Haight. Fragile Corners. JAMA. 2003;289(12):1477. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1477