October 08, 2010
- I have an interview on Tuesday. Not sure what it's going to be like as I called the guy my teacher recommended and we set up a meeting. I'm going to treat it as a job interview but again not sure what to expect going into it. I am fortunate my teacher put in a good word for me and that I may have an opportunity to do this part time. Hope everything works out well.
- Lately my sleep schedule has been from 6 AM -2 PM with me going to eat breakfast every weekday morning at a local diner at 5. I'm the only person in there younger than 65 and the only one in there that reads the Wall Street Journal instead of the sports section. I even know most of them by name now and we exchange greetings, talk about the previous nights games, and whatever else. It's actually pretty surreal.
- The 30 for 30 about the Redsox was pretty outstanding. I had seen much of the footage before but MLB did a nice job putting it together without a narrator. Even the Bill Simmons and Lenny Clarke tidbits weren't as annoying as I thought they would be. A couple of minor nitpicks I have is that they sort of glossed over Foulke's playoff performance. He basically ruined his career during that series pitching 3 straight days in high pressure, high leverage situations. Also, I wish they at least showed Bellhorn's homer in game 7 of the ALCS. That was basically the dagger after the Yanks scored 2 runs in the 7th of Pedro to make it 8-3.
- One part I thought was really cool was hearing Dave Roberts talk about how he was so focused that he couldn't hear the fans. I had always wondered if Major League Players can get into the zone with 35,000 fans. I could do it in high school but we rarely played with more than 100 people watching, I could only hear my teammates. It's pretty awesome that you can get so locked in you don't hear anything in front of thousands of fans.
- Our softball team lost 20-3 last night against a very good team. To sort of show where we are baseball IQ wise I'll explain a play from last night (you won't understand this if you don't know baseball). There was a play at the plate that got cut off and the runner from 3rd got into a rundown. I was playing second so I started to third to get into the run down. I turned to look and make sure the 1B was backing up home when I saw him just standing there. So I took a turn and went to backup home when our catcher receives the ball and he has no idea what to do with it. He just braces himself and gets rid of it ASAP. Fortunately I was behind him so we executed it after that, but it was one of those moments where it was like ughh we have a long way to go.
Success and failure.Â We think of them as opposites, but they're really not.Â They're companions - the hero and the sidekick.Â ~Laurence Shames