Times have changed since you was playing baseball, Troy.
Want vs Need
Got clothes on your back
You should have held me tight. You should have grabbed me and held on.
Troy,Bono and Rose are talking about baseball and how Troy was good enough to play. But he was unable to because of his skin color. Rose explains " Times have changed since you was playing baseball,Troy." Even his best friend Bono says " Times have changed, Troy." This shows that Troy was very passionate about his dream, but it was crushed. The fact that he sort of drinks the pain away makes him weak.
Troy and Cory argue about how Cory wants a new tv,but Troy says they need a new roof instead. Troy shows Cory how he needs to be grateful. He used to just think about himself, now he is putting his family first. He has developed by forgetting his dream and fixing something urgent and important. He says to Cory things like "You eat everyday" and "Got a roof over your head", all times Cory responds with " Yessir " . He used to complain about not getting into the mlb, now he is putting his family first by fixing something that is needed rather than wanted.
In this scene, Troy breaks it to Rose that he has had an affair and is going to be a Dad. The scene shows that Troy is very low for cheating on someone who was nothing but loyal to him. Troy has changed from being all about his family to ruining his family. I used to like him but now I have lost all respect for him. "Its not easy to admit that i been standing in the same place for eighteen years." This quote shows how he has not been loyal to her during the course of their marriage.