Many of the “regulars” to the blog know that I often speak of the amazing power that this thing seems to have. I reference something and BOOM, it happens. Well I should have known that Monday’s post (The Voice of Truth) would be no different! There it was, the moment athletes wait for (even the recreational ones). The game on the line and you control the teams destiny. Last night our team struggled through 7 innings. We were down 6 to 3 heading into the bottom of the 7th. Next thing you know we are down 6-5 and the tying run is standing on second base with 2 outs. Wouldn’t you know it came down to me at bat. Knowing the power of the blog and the “voice of truth” I stepped into the box. The next pitch was driven deep to left field, over the fence, out of the park and we won by one run! The celebration at home was awesome.

Okay, now for what really happened….I popped out the the second baseman on a weak fly ball and we lost 6-5. So there you have it. The good news is I took it stride and went on about my evening…or maybe not. Sure it was a softball league, one game and really meant nothing, but to me it’s a lot more fun to be a hero than it is to be a goat. However, I was reminded about what some guy named Micheal Jordan (Maybe you have heard of him) once said “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life — and that is why I succeed.” So if I understand and take the philosophy of Mr. Jordan, I can pop out several more times and still be a success! So what is the lesson in all of this? I have better stats than Michael Jordan!