I don’t know all the rules or fundamentals of baseball. It’s not easy for me to sit and watch an entire game-especially on TV.
I know the basics. I played when I was young. I watch my kids.
However, going to a live professional game to me is so fun.
What I love is about it is THE ATMOSPHERE! The ENERGY! The PASSION. And Of course I LOVE THE MUSIC!!! My kids games would be so much more fun with music😜
How boring would a live professional game be without 🎶 music???!!!!
I love watching people getting fired up, the pain of defeat which fuels players to try harder or be phased out. I love the passion, the getting angry, the rivalries and people becoming ecstatic… experiencing joy or pain!
As a therapist…I LOVE EMOTIONS! I am fascinated by them.
I don’t care about every play or rule. I don’t care who wins most of the time. I do love seeing the home team win and how everyone reacts…and the songs they play…the food they serve…I love baseball hats and spirit wear.
What I am mostly attracted to is the human drive of dedication, motivation and consistency.
While my husband watches live games knowing every rule and why…”Tsking” and shaking his head at me with his smug “you-don’t-know-anything-about baseball⚾️” attitude.😜
I smirk, laugh and agree with him, he’s right…I don’t. I don’t what he knows. So what?
What I do know a lot about is dedication and consistency and sticking with something when it gets tough. I worked out have done every day since he has known me. And before he has known me. I have never given up and never will.
Anyways, On Thursday, I walked around Yankee stadium…alone …and people watched. I went to the museum inside- no one else in my family had interest. I love learning about the legacies left, the pain, the thrill of victories, the daily earning of success…I love everything about the game.
Metaphor of Me,above, imagining I’m about to hit my old man’s square head😜
I also LOVE baseball movies…I cry every time I watch The Natural. I cant even talk about the movie The Pride of the Yankees, Lou Gehrig or even Gary Cooper without getting choked up. I can watch Sandlot and A League of their Own; over and over.
I love people and what’s important to people.
I also love the baseball innuendos too 😜😂
There are so many metaphors in baseball that applies to life in general.
“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”
“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
All these are said by The Great Bambino; who I remind my son, the Sultan of Swat had the most strikeouts too…
There is no failure if you don’t try. I try and fail almost every.single.day. Some rare days I kick ass and hit it out of the park.
👊🏻I may not be a professional, paid athlete… But I CAN train like one.
Read to see Lou Gehrig was a real class act: