Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for May 05, 1994
Nate: Nate Wright, all star pitcher, look in for the sign...will he throw the curve or come with the heater? Wright stares menacingly from the mound. He looks to first tugs on his belt toes the rubber goes to the rosin bag. What a moment! The tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife! The air is still... the crowd is hushed... Francis: JUST THROW IT, ALREADY! Nate: I said the crowd is HUSHED!