Horse Soldiers in Afghanistan: A Team

October 2001:

A group of special forces are flying into Afghanistan for their assignment.  Nelson was the group leader, the captain of the team, the twelve guys comprising the “entire American fighting force striking back at Osama gin Laden.”

“Nelson was going to have to hit one out of the ball park as the team’s leader.”

This is an idiomatic use of a magnificent home run in baseball, one hit so far it goes out of the ball park, an almost impossible feat.  Nelson was going to have to win the game with one amazing swing of the bat.  He was only going to have one chance!

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