Middle school. Game time. Parents watching. I'm nervous. What to do? I'm stuck between 1st and 2nd base as balls fly no further past my feet. I see this ball rolling towards me. It's slow, or is it fast? I can't judge correctly. I scoop the ball, but wait, the ball doesn't comply with my mitt. Why doesn't this just work? I'm trying to grab the ball before the runner makes first base. Grab, nothing. Grab, the ball falls out of the mitt again. Sigh... the runner makes base and i'm left with the pounding memory of my stupid hand in an oversized glove.