As I sit at my desk this morning, more somber that most, I think yet another way that baseball and life mirror one another. Similarities that are cruel, and maybe, just maybe, similar ways that we can try to beat that cruelness. Ways that we can smile, rather than frown, around a game and a world full of negativity.
The word is powerful. The power of the spoken word can get your brain correct. It is easier in baseball than in life; however, truth be the same. The brain can be told what to do. The correct information can be programmed in there. The negativity, the result thought, rather than the process thought, the thought of perfection when it is unattainable, all can be overcome by the power of the spoken word. The spoken word to yourself (out loud) or to others. The spoken word can beat up the bully of negative thoughts.
Players, former players, coaches, former coaches, family, friends, and foes if you do not want to talk out loud to yourself, call me. Call someone - Speak out loud.
Rest in Peace Dylan.