Baseball truly is America's pastime, and I have a lot of nostalgia for the game. I see baseball through the lenses of many great baseball movies, but my view of baseball is also shaped by my respect for my grandfather. Grandpa grew up in rural New York state near Halstead, PA. In high school his batting average was .475 and he was also a good pitcher. And while he was accepted to go to college, his family did not have sufficient funds to send him. Maybe grandpa was just a big fish in a small pond, but we still believe that maybe he could have made the big leagues.