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For Love Of The Gate: MLB Breaking Fan’s Hearts and Wallets

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Time has a way of stripping us of everything we love. It lures away our youth, diminishes our health, and steals our innocence. Sometimes, the latter of these is the hardest to take.

As Kevin Costner’s character Billy Chapel, of the Detroit Tigers, walked to the mound at Yankee Stadium during the ninth inning of the 1999 classic “For Love of the Gamem,” he stared at his baseball as if to ask for help.

Being 40 years of age and having played over 19 seasons, his youth was far from gone, his health was in question, and his innocence compromised.

But he stood on the doorstep of a perfect game. In the baseball world, this is as surreal a moment as standing on the doorstep of your first date....

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