Wednesday, April 25, 2012


So what's new? Well, if you come here enough, the colors are different. They were changed to match the new header. The old header (of a bunch of baseball cards) was a cropped image I found on the innerwebs. It served it's purpose, but I was never really happy with it. I just wanted something else.

Church, this weekend, gave me my muse. It was talking about how we handle adversity and discussed Donnie Moore and Dave Draveky. Baseball cards on the screen and all! I won't get into details, since we all should be fairly familiar with their stories, but the quick run down is this: Moore was forever haunted by a home run that stopped the Angels from making it to the World Series and many feel he committed suicide over this 25 years later in life. Dravecky was a successful pitcher until he had to have him arm amputated because of cancer. He is doing well as a motivational speaker.

All these years, we paint the Moores, the Buckners, the Merkles and others as these total screwups. These guys made it to the show!! One little mistake and they are forgotten for their achievements and forever branded a failure. That's a crime and a shame.

My blog is a little nothing in this world. But we need to remember them for what they are - great players. They never intended to make the error that has forever tarnished them. It just happened because maybe they didn't think, or maybe the other guy was just better. Now, I don't hold out hero status to McGuire, Sosa, Bonds, Clemens, Giambi and others of that ilk. They knew what they were doing. They knew they were cheating the system. There is no place of honor for them. But for the others, let's give them the respect they have earned.

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