Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Baseball and life

Sometimes your big hitter comes up with a huge home run at the bottom of the ninth to win. Often though you need to amass the runs, fly balls, walks, men on base early on in the innings. Both methods work, unless you are too many runs down in the ninth. What innings am I in? Is it too late? Are none of my hitters on form?

There is no "recover post" button in real life is there?

14 Comments:

At 5/18/2005 2:14 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

I'm more of a compare hockey to life kind of person. I think the only comparison in base-ball is pitcher vs hitter. Awesome battle there.
-OC

 
At 5/18/2005 7:03 AM, Blogger Just Shu said...

you can alays stage a late inning rally and win

 
At 5/18/2005 3:19 PM, Blogger tinablue87 said...

Remeber, even if you are only tied in the ninth, you just have to keep it up and get ahead in the tenth, eleventh...it's never too late.

 
At 5/19/2005 2:40 AM, Anonymous cookie monster said...

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At 5/19/2005 8:49 AM, Blogger B2 said...

HUnker down low in the batting box and you can get nailed by the pitcher -- then just take your base!

 
At 5/19/2005 3:34 PM, Anonymous ClooJew said...

Baseball is, lulei demistafina, the most Torah-dikeh sport. After all, the Chumash begins, "In the Big Inning..."

More important, unlike other sports where once you are behind by a certain amount, it is difficult-to-impossible to recover, baseball allows the game to stretch on as long as necessary to get back the runs you need. Similarly, the Torah allows you the same leeway: "Yeish shekoneh olamo besha'a achas." In life it is never too late for a grand slam to win the game late.

On a practical level I find that I am re-evaluating and regretting my life only during those times that I am not doing what I should be doing CURRENTLY. If I get on track--despite past failures, missed opportunities, and years of my life I will never get back--I'm not depressed. I find this is true of most people. As contrarian as it sounds, regret only creeps in and festers when you are not getting it done NOW.

 
At 5/19/2005 3:40 PM, Anonymous ClooJew said...

What the HECK is, lulei demistafina, GOING ON???

I am now showing up on several Blogs as "Unknown." I'll have you know, O Great and Mighty Blog Administrator, that I am very much KNOWN.

SOMEONE HEEEELLLLLP!

--ClooJew

 
At 5/20/2005 2:11 PM, Anonymous ClooJew said...

thankfully, the Unknown issue has been resolved.

 
At 5/21/2005 8:18 PM, Blogger tuesdaywishes said...

I think Baseball is an apt analogy for life. When you come up to bat, no matter who is on your team, you are on your own. You have no control over what comes at you, just bring the stick around and work with it as best you can. When you do get on base, keep your eye on the ball. The difference between a steal and getting thrown out can be a split second.

My personal favorite: The sacrifice fly. You might think that batting means it's your chance to score, but sometimes it's only about your chance to advance the runner.

 
At 5/22/2005 11:47 AM, Blogger for now its just m. said...

personally, i think ppl get too caught up in their metaphorical lives to live their real ones. forget about how your life acts like baseball and just live it.

 
At 5/22/2005 5:05 PM, Blogger callieischatty said...

great post!

 
At 5/23/2005 7:25 AM, Blogger Needsabetterjob said...

I like the role of the closer. He sits and watches the entire game, and it is up to him to win or lose. Everything that happened until he gets there is forgetten. He can make a zillion bonehead plays, as long as he wins, he is a hero. IMO, this is a fascinatingf sub topic.

 
At 5/25/2005 4:06 AM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

thanks for the comments guys

 
At 5/31/2005 1:53 PM, Blogger Air Time said...

Cardinals scored 7 in the bottom of the ninth against the Reds a few weeks back.

 

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