“Is this Heaven?” ….. “It’s Cincinnati.”

HFS Richard: Greg, people will come Greg. They’ll come to Cincinnati for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up Pete Rose Way not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at GABP as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won’t mind if you look around, you’ll say. It’s only $20 per person. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Greg. The one constant through all the years, Greg, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Greg. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Greg. People will most definitely come.

Could this be Heaven?

Could this be Heaven?

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