Hot Line Drive
by Werner A. Low
Uncle Nelson rose from his seat and caught the hot line drive amid the cheers, and groans, of nearby spectators.
But, even as he sat down, he winced, bounced the baseball from hand to hand like a hot potato, and warned Little Willie,
before passing it to him, “Be careful, it’s still hot.” And when Little Willie took the
baseball from Uncle Nelson's hands it really was hot, no matter what his friends said, and it was still warm even fifty years
later when he showed it to his own grandson.