Sometime Life Throws You Curve Balls

I have loved baseball, since my father introduced me to the game at the age of seven years old. I think it is one of the most misunderstood, complex institutions in the universe and one can only covet its capacity for strategy. Every pitch, every ball hit has a multitude of mental transactions, that transpire prior to the toss.

Most individuals think it is a boring and slow moving sport, without merit or gaudy celebrations capitalizing on instant gratification. Most people do not realize the depth of intellect that is necessary to navigate through the innings and a coach is charged with making all the dominant decisions. One has to be fleet of mind to succeed in this position.
All through my business life I used analogies to the game and my friends, family and cohorts have always know my appreciation for the game. Today is my birthday and my middle son Sean had gone to extensive lengths to obtain tickets to the Texas Longhorn Baseball game, to treat his old man to a game at the Disch. I was very excited and even thought of writing a blog, taking photos to post and generally sharing my love for the game with him on this day. I might have even had a hot dog!
Then the cosmos spoke and Sean fell ill with a bad case of stomach flu at the last moment. I knew he was disappointed and he felt bad when we talked. What he doesn’t comprehend is that his actions ahead of time are more discernible and speak volumes. Thank you for the thought Sean. Get well and remember, there will always be another game, another day. Love you son and thanks for dinner last night!

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6 responses to “Sometime Life Throws You Curve Balls”


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  2. I know how you feel, dude. Thanks again for your really nice email. Keep up the good work.

    I am honored to have you stop by my site and leave a comment. You are one of my inspirations and I follow you intently. You made my day brother! Safe Travels mi amigo!!!
  4. Oh darn! I missed your birthday. Happy belated birthday and many, many more to come. Loved the sentiments expressed in this post, both the familial and the baseball 🙂

    It was a while back. I reposted for Triberr. I am fortunate enough to have a loving wife and three wonderful sons. We are very close! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is an honor to have my inspiration for travel blogging leave a comment! Safe Travels mi amiga!

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