The Gift of Baseball
During this time of the season, every game matters and I eat a lot. We gradually accept the team we have and become more realistic about our postseason probabilities. There are no more blockbuster moves to make our teams better. We just have to sit back, surrender, hold on and enjoy the race to the finish.
It is a roller coaster ride. During this 2007 baseball season, we have all been on the roller coaster, just as we have in years past, and will in the years to come. Our moods and views shift day-to-day depending on the last game. Our reactions to the games are specific to who we are and what we?ve overcome or feel at that very moment in time. Baseball is our constant. It?s our oasis. It?s the tie that binds us here on this blog.
There is so much going on right now in the world. The mining accident in Utah. The earthquake in Peru. These devastations should be a reminder of what?s important in life. It?s so easy to forget that every day is a gift. Every single day — pain and bliss and the spectrum in between — is a gift.
Baseball is a gift. Every single game — wins and losses and the spectrum in between — is a gift.
Never lose hope. Have faith. Find compassion. And know we are all in this together.
P.S. If you would like more information on how you can help the earthquake victims of Peru, please visit: www.unicefusa.org.