The player stationed in the field between the second and third bases. He is young for his age. A lackadaisical fellow. Indifferent to the sufferings of others. He's flat on his back after a long succession of failures. A rose in full bloom? A player of great promise? This story is the work of an active imagination. They gradually began to back away from their earlier opinion. Let's not talk of bygones. From a practical view, the situation presents several problems. A waste of talent. It is useless to reason with him. Can't hit a slider. A bad spark plug. He is the limit of irresponsibility. He is inept at mechanical tasks. What do you make of it? In this business you either have it or you don't. The truth is out at last. He's the kind of person you pity but want to keep at arm's length. Away with him! It can be done with ease.