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Great news! I've made the major leagues!

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Jun 24, 2014

All my life I have wanted to play shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, and at last my dream will come true! I am in the starting lineup for tonight’s game, which will be played on the field behind the library. We’ll be using a Wiffleball, and playing with 4 men on a side, in accordance with the new official rules for baseball that I decreed upon becoming Grand Sultan of North America.

I am grateful to Nancy Louise Mayer for helping me to realize how I could achieve my boyhood ambition.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: pja - Jun. 24, 2014 3:57 PM ET USA

    I would be more impressed if you were the SS for the Baltimore Orioles, who it can be argued have a much more impressive lineage of such - Luis Aparicio, Mark Belanger, Miguel Tejada (six time All Star) and of course Cal Ripkin Jr.

  • Posted by: loumiamo7154 - Jun. 24, 2014 3:36 PM ET USA

    Can do u one better, Phil. This 5'10" point guard with more moons behind him than in front of him is now fielding offers to be the next 7 foot center for which ever NBA team ponies up the most cash. With God all things truly are possible.