David Brooks--Switch Hitter?
UPDATE: Wait a minute! Now I'm the one who's confused! Is baseball some kind of metaphor or something? Yes. Yes it is. Otherwise, there's no way to explain lines like:
"Already I feel the tug, the love that dare not speak its name."
"In the midst of this spiritual crisis I have begun to ask the fundamental question."
"It is a bond forged during a lifelong string of shared emotions...."
"It would be to abandon a string of formative experiences, a core of my identity. It would send me off on a life of phoniness and self-alienation."
"Perhaps the young players Jose Reyes and David Wright will rekindle the flame...."