Baseball bat: Object, Symbol. Used as the armature for two stalagmites in Polyphemus’ Cave. Signifies the age in life in which one realizes that the fantasies of youth are no longer feasible, or tenable. Scott observes that in adults a baseball bat is more often than not regarded as a weapon, however to most 5-12 year olds a baseball bat is simply regarded as a baseball bat for use in the sport of baseball. The analogy starts getting messy during the teens. Baseball is the most popular sport in Tucson, Arizona, which is where Scott grew up. As such he played baseball regularly as a child up through to high school. Scott’s high school baseball team is particularly famous for producing 5 major league baseball players from that single team. Scott was not one of them. During college at UCLA, Scott played in the semi-professional Pacific Coast Baseball League, where his career lasted 5 games, two of which ended in trips to the emergency room.