“Skip, you’re not pulling my leg, are you?
I’m really going up to the Big Show?
What if I’m not ready? What if I screw up?
What if I go 0-for-I-don’t-know-how-many?
Whaddya mean there are no doubts in baseball?
Of course, there are doubts.
Oh, I’m not supposed to have any, I see.
Gotta tell you the truth, I’m a bit nervous.
What if I don’t do you proud?
Yeah, I know I wanted to play major league ball
ever since I was a little leaguer in Connecticut.
Yeah, no doubts, but what if
my team doesn’t like me,
if my manager doesn’t like me,
if the fans do not like me?
Yeah, no doubts, I remember.
Maybe I’ll see you up sometime soon.
I appreciate the faith you have in me, Skip.
I wish I had a little more faith in myself.”