Baseball is Life
Itís not fair from the outset. An elite few are born superior and with proper
training they succeed where those with lesser talent fail no matter how good the
teaching and how hard they try. The mediocre, encompassing most everyone,
bumble their way through trying to excel despite the hopelessness of ever
prospering: they think theyíre much better than they are, but who has the right
to take away their dreams? Others, who never asked to be here (it was their parentsí
idea), just waste time grumbling about it all, never carrying their weight
and getting in the way but demanding equal consideration. A thousand
different things can happen at any time and thatís what makes it interesting
and challenging. A great deal of it is boring, but it is punctuated with
moments of sheer excitement or beauty that make it all worthwhile,
and with moments of heartbreak that make one question the significance of it all.
The end is certain, though just when and how it will come is unclear.
Ultimately, some would say itís about doing oneís best; others think
itís about money; others think itís about winners and losers;
others think itís about attracting the opposite sex; others think itís
about nothing; most donít bother thinking about it at all. Regardless,
spring renews it.
©2010 by R.D. Power