Perspectives: Royals Win - Let's Face It, The Yankees Are Mediocre

Perspectives: Royals Win - Let's Face It, The Yankees Are Mediocre

Mediocre teams can play above their heads for periods of time. They can create excitement. They can create hope.

Mediocre teams break fans hearts.

When your team is bad, rooting takes a different approach. You look for the small things, the glimmers of hope. Any improvement brings joy. You look to the future. The future is always bright. There is always next year.

Mediocre teams, though, break your heart because, until the dust settles, they always remain on the fringe. They’re always just a hot streak away from contending. When teams are mediocre, we hear a lot of “If only…”

The “If onlys” are what breaks fans hearts…

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One Last Shot... A Real Life Baseball Story (Part Eight - The Weeks Between)

One Last Shot... A Real Life Baseball Story (Part Eight - The Weeks Between)

It was a great joy to get out on the mound and pitch again.  

Since my first outing on April 7, I have been reliving much of that game over and over in my mind.  I have also been surprised by the amount of people who have asked about the game.  It’s been fun to tell the story to so many others.  (To re-cap: It had been going surprisingly well through three innings before it all fell apart in the fourth.) 

I did show in that game that I could still throw strikes, that I could throw a lot of pitches, and that I could still get guys out.  

But now that it’s over, all of that isn’t enough…

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