Keep The Faith
Tuesday, September 5, 2006, 5:10 pm
As painful as last night was, keep up the faith. This is likely to go down to the very end, so try to avoid getting too low or too high over the coming weeks. All that matters right now is tonight’s game.
Ozuna, LF; Iguchi, 2B; Crede, 3B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; AJ, C; BA, CF; Uribe, SS; Sweeney, RF (major-league debut).
Well, we certainly did not play well over the weekend. Going into this holiday weekend, I felt very good about our position. We have managed to make this a little tougher on ourselves now.
You win in the postseason with pitching, defense and clutch hitting. We need all three ingredients over the next 25 games.
One of the things I have found that I need to do when it reaches September is find a free-time diversion that has nothing to do with baseball. Yesterday, I took my nine-year-old son golfing (he had a par after holing in a 20-yard shot on one hole) and I try to read stuff other than sports.
I just finished a book I would highly recommend, called "The Looming Tower" about the growth of Al-Queda and the lead-up to 9/11.
Just wondering, what other ways do readers on the site cope with the highs/lows intensity of September?
So my family was at a soccer game this weekend. She was scouting prospective players for her college team.
At a break in play in the middle of the game, one of the linesmen turned to her and said, "Are you the Reifert family? I read your husband’s blog on the White Sox."
Then my wife added that the official didn’t like it on days when I failed to post. I guess he wasn’t real happy with me this weekend. I wasn’t happy either.