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"Awww come on now, Michael."
"Gil. G as in Gorgeous. I as in Illustrious. Las in Larger-than-life."
"Thank you, sir," said Mike the Mouth, and donning his mask, called, "Play!"
("In the beginning was the word, and the word was 'Play!' " Thus began the tribute to Mike Masterson, written the day the season ended in tragedy, in the column called "One Man's Opinion.")
The first Aceldama batsman stepped in. Without even taking the time to insult him, to mock him, to tease and to taunt him, without so much as half a snarl or the crooked smile, Gamesh pitched the ball, which was what they paid him to do.
"Strike-ah-one!" roared Mike.