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A Piece of My Mind
March 26, 2003

Fragile Corners

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A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(12):1477. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1477

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 are rich."

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