Millions of people are watching a game. Many of our troops are joining them. But when the game is over, those people will go on with ordinary lives. Our troops will face extraordinary threats. But for a time, both will feel the same thrill.
I hope the next time that competition is played, both groups will retire to the same ordinary lives.
In support and admiration of our troops, PLAY BALL!
(oh, you thought I meant something else?!)