What a great article, Jim. Wonderful perspective on the value of the game, on both sides of the win loss column.
The link is to The Alcalde, and the article was published today. What a thrill.
“Go as hard as you can, for as long as you can, and don’t embarrass anybody out there” is good advice for many things outside of baseball.
Great read, coach. Add “writer” to the list of activities that you have participated in “with reasonable success.”
Really enjoyed that Jim.
Lombardi regretted his “winning is the only thing” quote. I think you nailed the correct sentiment.
…there is no disgrace or dishonor in failure if one has tried his hardest to succeed. Disgrace is giving less than one’s best effort or allowing failure to kill one’s will to compete.
Well done, Coach!
Terrific read, Jim.
It was so good that I shared it with my son.
Very flattering. Thank you.
I shared it with my dad, who sends his compliments.
Thanks to you also.
The Alcalde invited me to share it on social media so I posted it to Facebook. Seven different people have shared it on their feeds, and one woman, an author, shared it on Twitter. Very, very flattering.
As did I and he.
Thanks for sharing the article. Good Stuff!
This was a hell of a great read, Coach. Wish my dad could’ve read it as well, although I have a sneaking suspicion he may very well have been at the game.
Thanks, Mike. I hope he was.