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The College of Cardinals
John Garrity
August 14, 1989
Rejoice, young men of baseball, ye who would go forth to be St. Louis Cardinals. For ye shall learn at the feet of thy elders, and ye shall be made to hit and to pitch and to field in accordance with the teachings of Kissell and Kittle and Sisler. And it shall be good
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August 14, 1989

The College Of Cardinals

Rejoice, young men of baseball, ye who would go forth to be St. Louis Cardinals. For ye shall learn at the feet of thy elders, and ye shall be made to hit and to pitch and to field in accordance with the teachings of Kissell and Kittle and Sisler. And it shall be good

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"Bottom of the ninth," he begins. "Tie game, nobody out. The leadoff hitter triples." Kissell picks out a shortstop. "How do we play the infield?"

"Uh...in on the grass?"

Kissell points to a second baseman.

"What do you think?"

"In on the grass."

"You?"

Another kid nods and says, "Four." (That's Cardinals lingo for "playing in." "One" means deep, "two" means double-play depth, "three" means shallow.)

"And you?" Kissell asks of another.

"Four."

Kissell looks around. "How come?"

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