Mention Louisville and they all know
Louisville Slugger and batting averages
and statistics going back decades.
They know what the teams were called
before their current names.  They can
quote what team, what year, what batter.
Childhood stories of enchantment
of being taken to games still glow
with the shine of legend.  Smiles
going round the circle.  And only
I, who mentioned Louisville, am story-less,
my interests never including baseball
though I understand the lighted
field is the stuff of myth.