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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Why Baseball Will Always Be King

 Baseball will always be king because professional baseball is the only occupation that you are handsomely rewarded for failing more  times than you succeed.

Let us take a look at the art of hitting. A .300 batting average for a career is more than likely Hall of Fame worthy, especially if you do it over a ten or more year period of playing Major League Baseball. So, exactly does that translate to? It means that you only got a hit three times for every ten times that you batted. That mean that you failed seven out of ten times.Not so hot huh? As Go Figure would say"Go Figure."

Now, what other occupations can you  fail every seven out of ten times and be considered great in your field?  How about a surgeon? How long would he last as a surgeon  if  he successfully operated only three out of ten times? How about a chef? Only three out of ten orders that he cooks comes out right, I don't think that many restaurants would put up with that very long. I could go on and on, but you get the point.

You have got to love baseball because you only have to succeed three out of ten times to be great.
And, that is a lot like life. I love baseball. It is a lot like me.

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