For The Love of Game What is something you are passionate about? Passion is contagious and feeds off this positive energy. Have you ever seen two people who truly love game of baseball talk about baseball?
I had a friend’s wife tell me once that we can remember every play in a game we watched or played in but why is it that we can not remember a simple grocery list that is given to us. Some of us can recite stats for their teams 50 years ago. We can tell who played in what World Series and who winning pitcher was and who hit game winning homerun, off of whom and what pitch. Why is that?
A lot of my childhood memories are tied to baseball. I remember spending hours hitting a rock in front of my house pretending to be my idol Rod Carew. I used to mimic his stance and his loose wrists. I wanted to be just like him. I made myself into a switch hitter because of him. As I grew older demise of my professional career was that I could not hit breaking ball. I could sit on that fastball and hit it out of park but as soon as they took something off or put a break on it I could not hit it. So there went my dream of a professional career but not my passion for game.
I have been playing softball for past 10 years. We have been part of same league for over 10 years. Another team in same league played for same amount of time. I remember saying to myself that wouldn’t it be cool if all of us can be playing together like this other team when we are 40 something. We were all in our 30’s and this team was in their 40’s. Well I catch myself thinking now wouldn’t it be cool to be playing ball in our 50’s like these guys are.