Kruse drove with a minor league baseball player from New York State to Florida for Spring training. The player, Alex Trezza, lives his life around baseball, but his chances of playing for the Major League are slim. Kruse’s piece is about someone living on the edge of hope: Trezza drives south, Spring emerges in the landscape around him and the piece develops around the theme of hope and of trying, metaphorically, to “get somewhere.”

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