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We asked Patrick Pritchett to write on the following:
So I've been tempted sometimes to say into a microphone that I feel I won tonight because I don't believe in God. I mean, just for the sake of balance, to let the kids know that belief in a deity of 'Pitching for the Master' is not one of the criteria for major league success. But I guess I never will.
-- Former major league pitcher Jim Bouton, Ball Four