Do You Believe?

Updated: September 22, 1999, 11:05 AM ET
By Bruce Feldman | ESPN The Magazine
When a legend comes back to life, word travels fast. But late this spring, a story spun its way through the Louisiana Bayou -- from the fried catfish joints down in Lafayette to the Baptist churches up in Natchitoches -- in record time. The great Josh Booty was at it again, or so the story goes: Freed at last from a six-year commitment to the Florida Marlins, the home-grown passing phenom uncorked a football so far it cleared the rim of Tiger Stadium and landed in the parking lot. Not bad for a guy just trying to knock the rust off his arm.