What Ted Forth Did When His Team Won Its Second Championship
• Once again told off that high school guidance counselor who suggested he “Think small,” in language not fit for 12-year-old athletes or 40-year-old Teamsters.
• Felt so lucky he immediately bet his family’s entire savings at the track, only to see his money be pocketed by the operators of the slotcar derby.
• Repeatedly ran around the bases with the trophy held high over his head, caring not that his pants fell down or it was well past midnight.
• Drank from the trophy’s cup. Waited for immortality. Then for power of flight. Then for the metallic taste to stop making him throw up.
• Cried so hard in joy that his players quietly backed away and went to their parents’ cars so as to not have to watch an adult fall to his knees and scream to the heavens.