A little boy was overheard talking to himself as he strutted through the backyard, wearing his baseball cap and toting a ball and bat: "I'm the greatest batter in the world," he announced. Then, he tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, and missed. "Strike One!" he yelled.
Undaunted, he picked up the ball and said again, "I'm the greatest
hitter in the world!" He tossed the ball into the air. When it came down
he swung again and missed. "Strike two!" he cried.
The boy then paused a moment to examine his bat and ball carefully.
He spit on his hands and rubbed them together. He straightened his cap
and said once more, "I'm the greatest batter in the world!" Again he
tossed the ball up in the air and swung at it. He missed. "Strike
"Wow!" he exclaimed. "I'm the greatest pitcher in the world, too!"