Then, I went into a slump; the rejections started piling up. Maybe I fouled a few pitches off, but it didn't matter. The end result was an out.
And the Votto Story Meter looked like this:
Then, my bat came to life. A couple of hits--paying gigs, too! And so my average increased on the Votto Story Meter, getting me comfortably above the .300 mark.