"He speaks in your voice, American, and there's a shine in his eye that's halfway hopeful."

--Don Delillo, Underworld

 
Grantville Mountaineers' Little League Tryouts
July 7, 1636
 

An assistant coach for the Grantville Mountaineers sent a pop fly into the outfield. It was a soft, shallow hit that gave eleven-year-old Giovanni Domenico Cassini ample time to find it in the bright sunlight, run to catch it, stick out his glove, and snag it before it hit the grass. The boy rolled, righted himself, and . . .

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