My favorite team, the Indians, was leading the Angels 3-0 going into the bottom of the sixth. At the end of the sixth the score was tied, 3-3. Not to worry, plenty of time to pull out a victory. The bottom of the ninth, the Angels hit a bunt single and the Indians go home to the reservation in defeat ( isn't that the case in all the westerns). Before I heave my favorite cup of coffee at the TV set, I remember a lesson from my rehab days. Breathe in - exhale, breathe in - exhale, breathe in - exhale! That's much better, after all it's only a game.
Only a game? Why are these characters making so much money? Ryan Howard, 5 years at 120 million. Pujols worth fifty million a year. A utility infielder makes 650 thousand a year. This is not a game, it's a money machine. Have you read about any ball player suffering because of the Great Recession? It's not only a game! Big bucks warrant big plays , big hits, big wins. If they don't produce get the eggs ready. If they don't produce get the Tea Party after them.
Breathe in - exhale! It really is only a game - too bad some teams haven't learned how to play it.